inspiration

A Writer’s Leap

Sixth-graders come in two camps: those that giggle with uncontrollable joy when presented with a dead frog and an X-Acto knife, and those that shake their heads in protest, cry, vomit, or somehow manage to skip class on dissection day…. Read More ›

A Letter In Trees

After a five minute hike through fairly dense woods in Santa Barbara, I found a climbable rock and pulled myself up to its flattest surface. I shielded the sun that poked through the meadow’s canopy and settled onto the cool, biased, granite…. Read More ›

Get to The Point

To say the hand-cranked mechanical pencil sharpener was the Cadillac of pencil sharpeners would be a huge understatement.  During my school days, the painted metal sharpener was ever present, usually bolted into a long counter in the classroom, always with… Read More ›