The Writing Process Blog Tour

Have you ever been on a blog tour? This is my first time being part of one. Blame Chil­dren’s Poet Lau­re­ate, Kenn Nes­bitt. He’s the one who roped me into this! Seri­ous­ly, though, I’m hap­py to join the My Writ­ing Process Blog Tour. I hope you can take some­thing mean­ing­ful from my respons­es to the […]

Almost Zero

Thir­­ty-plus years ago, at my count, the teenaged daugh­ter of a friend came home one day, demand­ing that her moth­er buy her a cer­tain thing—an arti­cle of cloth­ing? a music sys­tem? a tele­vi­sion for her room?—I can’t remem­ber. What­ev­er the item, the teen insist­ed she need­ed it, and point­ed­ly informed her par­ent that said parent […]