I’m sending my baby boy to Montessori school. This means his clothes will be put away, because he won’t be…Continue reading →
I remember when I broke out in a rash, an unfortunate allergic reaction to penicillin. My dad took me to…Continue reading →
UHWriting Camp: Wonder Words
I start teaching a new camp for UH Downtown called Wonder Words to rising fourth through rising sixth graders. After…Continue reading →
Creative Writing Camp
Creative Writing Camp is always a delight. Coming up with writing prompts for young children exercises my own creativity, but…Continue reading →
A blues poem.
And so I stand here waiting Waiting for the right choice to appear Wondering hoping the way will come crystal…Continue reading →
How to Train a Writer
1. Stand them up straight and have them say, “I am a writer.” 2. Take away all electronics. 3. Sit them…Continue reading →
A story about a drummer.
Once upon a time there was a drummer. He carried his drum on his back across the United States, one…Continue reading →
The drum beats on.
“Like a wisp of smoke around the fire– And the tom-toms beat And the tom-toms beat And the low beating…Continue reading →
Lean on Me
Lean on Me, a songwriting exercise That’s why there’s a phone Just click on my name And then I’ll come…Continue reading →
Readers in the flesh
I hadn’t had much time to practice my reading, just about twenty minutes in the dark, whispering while my toddler…Continue reading →