Here’s one of the first lessons I learned as a journalist… I was sitting in the state capitol in Boston’s Beacon Hill neighborhood. A debate was underway as to whether the Red Sox should stay at Fenway Park or build a new stadium in a different location. It was a hot button issue of huge… Read more »Read More
This Holiday Season, I’m Wishing you Hope!
Christmas Eve Cape Elizabeth, Maine – Before a Christmas storm wipes out power to the Northeast in a solid last minute effort to top-off our disdain for 2020… I want to take a moment to say thank you to all of you. Thank you for your encouragement, your friendship, for reading my books, and… Read more »Read More
Camp COVID: BEHOLD!An Activity that is a WIN WIN WIN! (for your kids, isolated loved ones, and bookstores!)
Eureka! Friends, my boys and I have an activity for you that is a WIN for our quarantined kids. It is a WIN for our isolated loved ones. It is a WIN for our bookstores who are struggling in the economic crisis. WIN! WIN! WIN! And as bonus, it will help your favorite authors put… Read more »Read More
Welcome to Camp Covid (What I’m Doing to Get My Kids Through the Covid Crisis! And Ideas for YOU, Too!)
I don’t know about you, but Covid-19 is changing things in our community quickly. For starters, school will be closed for the next two weeks at least. So I find myself plunged into the deep end of homeschooling while working from home full time. It’s a deeply unsettling time for us grown ups from worry… Read more »Read More
The Cover is Here! The Cover is HERE! THE COVER IS HERE!
Cape Elizabeth, Maine – I don’t know what the UPS driver’s day was like before he pulled up out front. I’d been expecting him. My editor, the amazing Holly West, had told me that Advanced Reader Editions of our book, Google It: A History of Google, were en route. But as soon as I… Read more »Read More
Boredom Buster: Window Paint
Portland, Maine – Want a colorful way to drive boredom from your house? We do! And, to tell you the truth, with the bitter arctic cold we’ve experienced this winter, I’m taking every chance I get to change our perspective on spending another day inside. All you need is some paint, freezer bags and tape. I… Read more »Read More
Portland, Maine – Nothing like combining reading and writing with a great big adventure! The falling leaves give us a great opportunity to find lots of words in the woods. Here’s what we are using to capture them! A DECOMPOSITION BOOK – I’m so glad we stumbled upon this decomposition book. It’s the perfect field… Read more »Read More