Monthly archives for February, 2010

In Hawai'i

We’re in Hawai’i. Really Hawaii. The Big Island. I’m here as guest author at the Hawai’i Preparatory Academy in Kamuela. Our friend, David Giff, is the lower school librarian. David is a former Oregonian who used to teach at Oregon Episcopal Academy, one of my favorite schools. (Every school I visit is a favorite school,

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Fear Is Not An Option

While surfing around late at night I came upon an interview with James Cameron, director of Avatar. I haven’t seen the film yet, but this quote is memorable. I have to share it. Cameron says, “Curiosity is the most powerful thing you own. Don’t put limitations on yourself. Other people will do that for you…failure

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What's Up?

There’s a Bob Dylan song, whose title I don’t remember, with a line that goes like this: “Something’s happening/But you don’t know what it is/Do you, Mr. Jones?” That’s how I felt this morning after I fed the cats and sat down to read the New York Times. There were several important articles today relating

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Where's The Snake?

I’ve gotten a number of emails from readers who follow my blog asking what’s happening with The Snake. For those who don’t know, that’s the title of the manuscript I was working on last year. I blogged about it as I wrote it. I wanted to show readers how an author—or at least this author—wrestles

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