Monthly Archives: August 2011

School’s In

Just wanted to remind all my Heber Valley friends that I’m teaching a Community Ed class or two. Because School is Cool. And Community Ed is even cooler, because… no grades. HERE IS THE LINK to the UVU Wasatch ComEd page, where you can register for either my Teen class, or my Adult class (it’s […]

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It’s Friday, and I like friends, too.

Hey, friends… Today I’m appearing at Sarah M. Eden’s blog, where we discuss things like spelt, Parasitic Twin Syndrome, and Australia. Also, we exhaust my knowledge of the French language. (At least we did in the interview part. I haven’t read the finished product yet.) If you don’t know Sarah (for reasons of living under […]

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Wherein I uncover my *system*

Do you have a writing zone? An office? A cave? A favorite table in a favorite cafe? Do you have a preferred writing time? Are you a morning person? A night owl? A moment-snatcher, during naps (someone else’s)? Do you need music? Silence? Chaos? Strangers? Midday sunlight? Vivaldi in A Minor performed by the London […]

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Minion and Sushi

It’s not some existentialist post, really. It’s about the fish. I’m here to update the goldfish situation in the Wilhite home. And here’s the update: Minion, the free goldfish that Kid 4 won at the county fair, is the proud owner of a real fishbowl (as opposed to the cool round vase he lived in […]

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Duck Tales

I sort of promised you a story. And here it is. Once upon a time, we lived in Oklahoma. No, I am not making that up. We lived there for 51 weeks. And we loved everything, everything about it. Everything. (Except the job.) (And the weather.) Oklahoma is a lovely, wonderful place. As long as […]

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mid-night thunderstorm

in my deep sleep through closed eyelids the lightning exploded the room wallshaking thunder boomed cracked pounded rain like the sound of thousands of busy typewriters telling the most important stories i call it a good omen i call it a great excuse to wake in the night i call it the best start to […]

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Pets. Who needs them?

If you’re new here, you might need to take a second to discover how I feel about animals. Or just take my word for it: I don’t need anything else hairy, smelly, or germy inside my home. But you know, sometimes things just happen. The boy wanted a turtle, and his sister bought him one […]

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It’s about Today, and 20 years ago…

Today, kids, is my 20th (twentieth) year high school reunion. You know that feeling, the one that you catch a glimpse of yourself in a photo or the mirror or the car window and you gasp and go, “Holy stink, when did I get so old?” The answer is Today. (For me. Not for you. […]

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