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you won’t be the last person to say no to me

October 1, 2017

I know, it doesn’t really hold up to scrutiny, does it? I mean, as a battle cry, it’s got some flaws. It should be more like, “You’re the last person who will slam the door in my face”, right? Or, “I’ll show you!”  But I’m not that confrontational. Ask my students. They’ve become accustomed to my long sighs and shrugs. 

But it’s pretty much what I said to myself for a long time, every time, when an agent rejected another query for another novel.  I’d yank up my yoga pants and think, this guy ain’t gonna be the one who gets to shoot this horse. And I’d take my tea and a bag of licorice and head upstairs and stare...

I know, it doesn’t really hold up to scrutiny, does it? I mean, as a battle cry, it’s got some flaws. It should be more like, “You’re the last person who will slam the door in my face”, right? Or, “I’ll show you!”  But I’m not that confrontational. Ask my students. They’ve become accustomed to my long sighs and shrugs. 

But it’s pretty much what I said to myself for a long time, every time, when an agent rejected another query for another novel.  I’d yank up my yoga pants and think, this guy ain’t gonna be the one who gets to shoot this horse. And I’d take my tea and a bag of licorice and head upstairs and stare...

Goodreads Giveaway! Enter to win one of 10 signed copies.

July 31, 2017

The paperback is out and in the bookstores. I hope you’ll enter to win a signed copy.  Now through August 20th on goodreads. Did I mention there will be stickers and a bookmark? And there’s a Reader’s Guide too, for readers who like to think and teachers who like to teach.  

The paperback is out and in the bookstores. I hope you’ll enter to win a signed copy.  Now through August 20th on goodreads. Did I mention there will be stickers and a bookmark? And there’s a Reader’s Guide too, for readers who like to think and teachers who like to teach.  

Goodreads Giveaway! Enter to win one of 10 signed copies.

July 31, 2017

The paperback is out and in the bookstores. I hope you’ll enter to win a signed copy.  Now through August 20th on goodreads. Did I mention there will be stickers and a bookmark? And there’s a Reader’s Guide too, for readers who like to think and teachers who like to teach.  

The paperback is out and in the bookstores. I hope you’ll enter to win a signed copy.  Now through August 20th on goodreads. Did I mention there will be stickers and a bookmark? And there’s a Reader’s Guide too, for readers who like to think and teachers who like to teach.  

“Own your self, own your history, own your body, own your life for what it is” Tamiko Nimura’s advice to her 15-year-old-self

April 19, 2017

Over the last ten years, our paths have crossed in so many places—yoga, the playground of our kids’ elementary school, cafés, and of course, the halls of the university where we both once worked. I always think that walking in the same circles is a good indicator of a kindred spirit.  At the same time, these serendipitous conversations with Tamiko Nimura are Way Too Short. So, I’m especially grateful that she agreed to participate in this interview, and gave me the chance to get to know her a bit better.

With so many similar interests—love of nature and family, literature, art, and music—I guess it really surprised me to see that her comments on PE are the ones that made...

Over the last ten years, our paths have crossed in so many places—yoga, the playground of our kids’ elementary school, cafés, and of course, the halls of the university where we both once worked. I always think that walking in the same circles is a good indicator of a kindred spirit.  At the same time, these serendipitous conversations with Tamiko Nimura are Way Too Short. So, I’m especially grateful that she agreed to participate in this interview, and gave me the chance to get to know her a bit better.

With so many similar interests—love of nature and family, literature, art, and music—I guess it really surprised me to see that her comments on PE are the ones that made...

“Own your self, own your history, own your body, own your life for what it is” Tamiko Nimura’s advice to her 15-year-old-self

April 19, 2017

Over the last ten years, our paths have crossed in so many places—yoga, the playground of our kids’ elementary school, cafés, and of course, the halls of the university where we both once worked. I always think that walking in the same circles is a good indicator of a kindred spirit.  At the same time, these serendipitous conversations with Tamiko Nimura are Way Too Short. So, I’m especially grateful that she agreed to participate in this interview, and gave me the chance to get to know her a bit better.

With so many similar interests—love of nature and family, literature, art, and music—I guess it really surprised me to see that her comments on PE are the ones that made...

Over the last ten years, our paths have crossed in so many places—yoga, the playground of our kids’ elementary school, cafés, and of course, the halls of the university where we both once worked. I always think that walking in the same circles is a good indicator of a kindred spirit.  At the same time, these serendipitous conversations with Tamiko Nimura are Way Too Short. So, I’m especially grateful that she agreed to participate in this interview, and gave me the chance to get to know her a bit better.

With so many similar interests—love of nature and family, literature, art, and music—I guess it really surprised me to see that her comments on PE are the ones that made...

The Salish Sea. A regarder en boucle.

March 30, 2017

The golden Salish Sea at Semiahmoo that filled my lens a few summers ago, and this video my sister Kaye caught last night. 

 

The golden Salish Sea at Semiahmoo that filled my lens a few summers ago, and this video my sister Kaye caught last night. 

 

The Salish Sea. A regarder en boucle.

March 30, 2017

The golden Salish Sea at Semiahmoo that filled my lens a few summers ago, and this video my sister Kaye caught last night. 

 

The golden Salish Sea at Semiahmoo that filled my lens a few summers ago, and this video my sister Kaye caught last night. 

 

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