Monthly Archives: December 2009

The Powerlessness of Pink

Well, here’s a fine how-do-you-do. Check out the Toys R Us catalog offering here… You can purchase a special pink microscope or telescope for your frill loving daughter. What’s that you say? A pink microscope’s not too bad? Notice that … Continue reading

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Writing Contest

Calling all Teen Authors! Bored this winter break? Grades 6-12 Multnomah County Library is holding a Teen Writing Contest. Up to 1500 words, prose only. The contest will run until January 10, or until 200 entries are received. More Information! … Continue reading

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Children’s Therapy- How Can It Help?

With children, the holidays are magical. They remind us adults of what it means to believe in something extraordinary, and they help us to find the beauty in simple tasks. Decorating the tree, lighting a candle, and baking cookies become … Continue reading

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Two Views of Twelve Year Olds

Sometimes I have to wonder, what twelve year olds do authors know. Some authors really nail the personality of the pre-teen, while others seem to think there’s not a big difference between nine and twelve. On one hand, we have … Continue reading

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Pictures With The Jolly Man

Here’s a picture of the Santa my daughter went to see at Clackamas Town Center. He was great. No “Bad Santa” here. The other malls all have their own “Helper Santas” but we happened to be in the right place … Continue reading

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