Knock Knock Who’s There? Interrupting Chupacabra!

Social Justice, Critical Thinking, Social and Emotional Learning Wrapped in a JOKE!

Saturday I am speaking at the Bay area SCBWI Oktoberfest. One of my talks is titled, Get Radical! Why Radical Thinkers Are Needed in the Children’s Book World. Apparently my reputation precedes me because I didn’t come up with the title. I simply and happily slid into place upon arrival. …

Easter

  it’s easter. it has me thinking of the ghosts of easter pasts. when i was seven i had a minibike accident over what used to be called easter vacation. i was in a coma for 3 days. a year later my great grandmother who i lived next door to …

death as teacher

  death. i have known death since before i could walk or talk. i have known death in my heart and my body. i have known death in my spirit and my mind. death. i could have left death alone. i could have continued to pretend that she was not …

rabbits

rabbit teachers. rabbits have been by my side for as long as i can remember. easter rabbits, bugs bunny, thumper, my childhood rabbit frederica, aztec rabbit in the moon, i am a water rabbit in chinese astrology. rabbit teaches me about vulnerability, softness, running, hiding, burrowing underground, being prey, fear, …