Tag Archives: kids

The Virtual Tour Goes to the Library

I discovered worlds there. As a kid, I was fascinated by nature and the Apollo moon missions, and so I took out every book I could find on birds and mammals, rockets and space. Thanks to the librarian — I’ve … Continue reading

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Guitar in the Evening

So, I’ve started giving guitar lessons to my younger daughter. She loves music, she sings beautifully, and she’s a talented writer and poet. I think that if she can learn guitar, she’ll start writing songs, which will give her an … Continue reading

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Little Things

Sometimes it’s the little things that get us through a rough day — a warm exchange of messages with our teenage kid, time to chat with dear friends at a slow signing, the sound of a guitar with brand new … Continue reading

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Where Do the Years Go?

Earlier today I put one of them on a plane to Germany for her semester abroad. The other one is already getting letters from college admission offices. I swear, I don’t know where the years went. They are smart, funny, … Continue reading

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Guest Post from Morgan Keyes, and a Book Giveaway!

Today we welcome my good friend Morgan Keyes, who has just published a brand new middle grade fantasy, Darkbeast (Simon & Schuster).  Morgan also writes as Mindy Klasky, and in that guise she is not only a colleague of mine … Continue reading

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Music From My Kids

I used to tell my daughters that no good music had been produced since sometime in the late 1970s.  I didn’t really believe it, but they were younger then, and at the time they were listening to some truly horrid … Continue reading

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Maurice Sendak

I’m sure that this will not be the only tribute to Maurice Sendak that you read today and in the days to come.  That’s okay.  Sendak’s books reached so many of us, and meant so much to all who read … Continue reading

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I Want To Go Back To College

Really, I do.  It’s not that I miss being in my late teens and early 20s.  I don’t want to go back to that part of my life at all.  But I would love to be a college student again.  … Continue reading

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A More Perfect Union

I’ll get back to Flash Fiction Tips soon — over the weekend or early next week.  But I’ve also posted about history on this site; with Thieftaker, my first historical fantasy, coming out later this year, it seems appropriate that … Continue reading

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A Worthy Cause

Tonight my wife and I will be attending a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood that is being held at the house of some friends.  Planned Parenthood has recently found itself in the crosshairs of social conservatives on Capitol Hill.  Actually, this … Continue reading

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