Love My Allusions!

I love allusions.  They create a strong connection between reader and writer, not to mention reader and reader.  We’ve read the same books! We’ve seen the same movie! We know the same myths and legends!  Allusions are cultural unifiers. Overstating you say?  Look at JK Rowling’s Harry Potter.  How many of us know that McGonagall’s…

What I just learned about autism

My friend Cathy gave me a book for Christmas entitled Why I Jump by Naoki Higashida.  What an eyeopener!  How I wish I had read it back in August/September when I started working with some children who were more challenged than any I had ever supported in six years of parapro-ing. The author is a 13-year-old…

The Wisdom of Pooh

In my current story, Nick, Nick gives Meg a book for Christmas inscribed: Dear Meg, Listen to the children.  They have the answers to all the questions. Love, Nick. Once I had the inscription, I needed a book to go with it.  What book would fit such a thought?  It did not take me long…

Catching up–Volume 1: Brian’s graduation

So much has happened in the last month that I have to divide it into multiple posts; otherwise, even I will get tired of reading it. volume 1-Brian’s graduation volume 2-cruise to Alaska volume 3-house stuff volume 4-my first royalty payment volume 5-writing again Brian, our younger son, graduated from high school on May 29.  Though…