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The Story of Henrietta

The Great Impersonator was not the first children’s story I’ve written. The one that I thought I would have published first was about our chicken, Henrietta. Henrietta came to us as a stray. A stray chicken is most likely a phenomenon that only happens within the city limits of Portland, Oregon. But a stray she…
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Suffering from P.P.D.

I’m going to admit it. I’m suffering from what an artist friend of mine calls “Post Project Depression.” Not uncommon among creative types. Happens when you pour your heart and soul into a project and then, upon its completion, you are left feeling…sad? let down? like it could have been better? I find it hard…
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Gratitude.

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” This quote from William Arthur Ward is new to me, but its sentiment really struck me this morning. It just so happens I am grateful for so much, and I’ve been thinking for way too long about how to perfectly…
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The Art and Craft of Not Knowing

I am getting old. I know this is true by the amount of times a day I shake my head in the direction of people younger than me and have thoughts that start off with “Kids today…” as if in the 80’s we were built of such better stuff. A short memory is another sign…
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It Just Got Real.

You know when someone has a baby and then for six months all they do is talk about the baby? Well, I just had another baby – this time a book and not a boy. Although it is a book about a boy. Based on the boy that I do have. Anyway. I have a…
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Making Connections

Ok, ok, I’m on a mission and all that. But have I mentioned how amazingly FUN this is? Writing from the perspective of a little person? Working with an artist who draws from the perspective of a little person? Well, it is. It’s fun. And it makes me so happy to imagine the expression on…
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I Love Farm

I am in my happy place, and it was nothing short of a serendipitous find. We have been considering coming out to explore this area for years, and finally decided that it would be our family trip this year. We did some preliminary research and thought we might stay out at Wallowa Lake, at the…
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