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Ice cold lemonade on a hot summer day

Last November (less than a year ago, if you can believe it), I published Aerovoyant. And, I developed a marketing plan for it that included book signings and climate talks at libraries and schools across the country.  The local part of the plan went pretty well through December and January. I gave talks in Santa Clarita… Continue reading Ice cold lemonade on a hot summer day

The best-laid plans.

From when I first sat down to begin drafting Aerovoyant to the day twenty-six months later that the final version went to the copy editor, the story had been rewritten a total of forty-two times. It had been revised and expanded, cut and tweaked, edited and massaged.  It didn't get there overnight, of course. On the… Continue reading The best-laid plans.

The world’s littlest birds

Around sunset not long ago, a hummingbird flew into our house.

As a bit of backstory, I’ve always wanted to live in a cabin with nothing but wilderness for miles. That never happened and instead, our house is in the middle of American Suburbia. It’s comfortable, but the closest we get to 'wilderness' is to throw open the patio doors now and then. In all the years we’ve lived here we’ve never had a bird fly in. Bugs, yes; a mouse or two. An alligator lizard. Never a bird.