Saturday, April 29, 2017

buddy, the neighborhood McCaw

Buddy could live to be 80 years
On my walk this afternoon, I made a new friend. Buddy is a Catalina McCaw, 19 years old with a vocabulary of more than 75 words. He loves Cheetos, burgers and ice cream, and to watch football and golf on the 55" TV in his room. From Sesame Street he learned his colors and how to count.

He's afraid of spiders and snakes. When he was watching the nature channel and saw an anaconda, he shrieked, "Help me! Help me!"

This is why I carry a pen and notebook in my pocket.

Monday, April 24, 2017

SCBWI authors in Boise

1st, a peek at headlines
Tess Hilmo and I with fellow book lovers

An enthusiastic audience of readers and writers, and panel of authors met last Friday at Rediscovered Books, in downtown Boise. Owner Laura DeLaney hosted with great questions, sharing her own passion about children's literature. The evening was part of the conference at Boise State University, sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

With Amy Allgeyer, Neysa Jensen, Tess Hart Hilmo, Leslie Patricelli, Wendy McClure, Elisabeth McKettal Gloria Skurzynski Alane Ferguson Sarah Tregay

Bookstore owner, Laura DeLaney, describes her love of children's literature

Thursday, April 6, 2017

sidewalk wisdom

During a lovely walk downtown Boise yesterday afternoon, I came upon this chalked message on 9th Street:

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.
Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. -- Indian saying"