Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
One class of young readers offered their versions of book covers for The Boy on the Porch. Below are a few.
You probably already know how much I love student art, right?
I especially loved seeing the elements that students chose as emblematic of the story: the blue tree, the shoes, the guitar, jelly beans, cow and dog. Perfect.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
From the age of nine onward, this was my home in South Euclid, Ohio, shared with parents, four siblings and a cousin.
My sister, three brothers and I sat on those steps, ran round and round the perimeter, climbed the maple tree (at left), raked leaves, threw red rubber balls against the steps, played jacks and spud and tag, roller-skated on the sidewalk and washed those windows with vinegar and water.
Such a good, good place.
(With thanks to college student Anastasia Demor for the current photo.)
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Strolling along the beach today
cool breeze sparkled water
met this fellow
left left left
right right right
black beaded eyes swiveling
missing a leg or two.
Poor crabby fellow
looking for a place