The first time I heard the words ‘hammerhead shark’ as a child, the vision it brought to mind was a large fish with the head of a hammer that hit other fish in order to kill it and eat it. Sawfish? ….A giant fish in the shape of a saw that wreaked havoc by sawing fish in half. As an adult the names like forceps crab, nurse shark, jellyfish, etc. elicit the same sort of imagination. Edie Goes The Wrong Way was a great opportunity to use these wonderful names in a fanciful and creative way, … [Read more...] about From The Perspective Of A Child
The idea for this book was nearly instantaneous. A stingray was born and she went the opposite direction of every other ray in the bay. She bumped heads with them all yet still kept going. On a personal level I related to this behavior, seems I’ve been butting heads with most my entire life. This quality isn’t good for a stingray that needs to survive in the wild, nor is it good for a little girl growing up determined to make her own mistakes and rarely listening to those who were brave … [Read more...] about Edie Goes The Wrong Way … Or Does She?
Yep. Sweeping Poo. When you work surrounded by a group of thirty goats all day long you sweep up a lot of poo. Cleaning efficiently takes some effort, but it isn’t rocket science unless you have to work beside a large, hairy, smart, persistent, dirty, annoying, and very naughty goat. If it could be opened (the gate), stolen (my phone), climbed upon (the dust pan), escaped from (the barn), knocked over (the trash bin), trampled on (my broom), bitten into (my radio antenna), eaten whole (the … [Read more...] about It All Started With A Goat – or – Good Things Happen Amongst The Poo