Monthly Archives: January 2010


Skype Visits/Rental 2

Our temporary rental does not have internet (although it does have “real” electricity). The past two mornings (early) I’ve had to drive a few miles down the road to the pool (where they have internet) for Skype visits at schools in Texas. The students had wonderful questions, and there was […]


Back on The Sea of Cortez 1

Back down in Mexico. The lovely Ruth and Al picked me up in Arizona yesterday morning for the seven hour drive, made slower by a stretch of rain-damaged road. We arrived just before sundown and found Marie and her mother napping in the car in our driveway. Uh-oh… This could […]


Sequoya Elementary Elementary and El Coyote 2

Stormy flight into Pheonix late last night from Dallas with flooding and tornado warnings…a bit strange for Pheonix. Went to my nephew Josh’s school on short notice, but the staff rose to the occasion. Perfect venue with attentive and enthusiastic students. Saw a relaxed coyote cross my sister-in-law’s backyard the […]


Chisholm Trail Middle School 1

My last day in Texas…at least this month. I’m at Chisholm Trail Middle School in Rhome with librarian with Pam Kemp and her son Tyler. I wonder how many Chisholm Trail Schools there are across the country? I know I’ve been to several of them. Clear day here in the […]


Medlin Middle School 2

I’m at Medlin Middle School today with librarian Margaret Wallace speaking to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. A bit foggy and damp in the Ft. Worth area this morning, at least where I’m staying. Reminds me of Portland, but it looks like it’s going to burn off quickly. Good students […]


Gene Pike Middle School 16

I’m in a nice Marriott with a panoramic view of a golf course with brown fairways. I suspect they must green them up sometime during the year. Because of my unusually early arrival yesterday I had the luxury of writing most of the day. Up again this morning at 4 […]


Flight Blog: Bentonville to DFW

Gotta love flying… Spent Sunday in Bentonville with my daughter. Took my oldest grandson to Avatar 3D… Very cool BTW. Woke up 3:30AM to catch a flight to DFW via Memphis (not the most direct way to get from Arkansas to Texas). I get an email saying the airplane was […]


Harding University, Searcy, Arkansas 2

I spoke at a dinner last night at Harding U. without a “net” meaning no Power Point, which was fun. The talk was greatly helped by the librarians and teacher’s good humor. I love gift baskets. Thanks! Today I’m doing three more programs today then heading over to Bentonville. I […]


Central Arkansas Christian Schools 2

I’m at CAC today near Little Rock with 5th grade teacher Angie Diles speaking to 3rd thru High School students in yet another beautiful auditorium. Outstanding students with thoughtful questions. And Angie is a dynamo of energy. Gotta love the quote below over the urinal. On my way to Harding […]


Lake Hamilton Schools #2

Up at 4AM writing (as I have been everyday for the past week) trying to get a draft of this novel finished… I’m in Hot Springs, Arkansas all day with librarian Ramona Abernathy at Hamilton Lake Intermediate speaking to 4th and 5th graders. Like all the other librarians in Hamiliton, […]