Category Archives: Oregon

Walking the dog today

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SCBWI in Oregon

It’s too late to sign up for one-on-one crits and manuscript reviews but you can still attend a day with an editor from Dial, an author, a picture book agent and me. It’s like a dream come true, right!? Get … Continue reading

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Something strange in the sky

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Oregon weather

This is the time of year where Oregon tests you. If you don’t have the ability to run off for sunnier environments (which is like everywhere else in the solar system except perhaps Neptune…actually I bet Neptune is nicer this time of … Continue reading

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Letters from the Oregon Arctic

8 days and counting since last I saw the green of grass. It’s like Minnesota took a family vacation to the West Coast and won’t leave. Actually how many days has this actual winter grounded Portland metro? How much school … Continue reading

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Day 2. Blessed be the snowman makers.

Winters continus to hold us hostage. Sure the kids like to slide – for about an hour – then it’s back inside to begin arguments for additional ‘screen time’. These hearings continue all day until the judge is exhausted and … Continue reading

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It’s making weather

Cold, wet, windy, colder, more rain, getting windier, is that hail? Outdoors in Oregon in December isn’t all that inviting unless your are a well insulated slug or a Alaskan Malamute. But it’s pretty good weather to encourage me to sit … Continue reading

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