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Finn McSpool is Going Native for Earth Day

--Hey Finn, do you want to help me with a little book promotion? --Do I get to dress up!? It's been a while since I broke out the kilt and caber. --Well, no, but you do get to help teach people about gardening in a sustainable way. --And... --It's for Earth Day. --And.... --There's a … Continue reading Finn McSpool is Going Native for Earth Day

Brain Drain Meets Head Cold

Hello Bloglandia! I've got two things going against me today so today's post is going to be a tad bit half ass (but there's still great stuff ahead, so don't click away just yet). First, YAY!!!! Last week I wrote the entire first draft of a new book. And by "week" I mean six days, … Continue reading Brain Drain Meets Head Cold

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The Beastie-Filled Signs of Spring

After the late season snow and freezing temperatures that plagued Portland last month, Mother Nature is putting down her foot and giving Old Man Winter the boot (girl power!). That's right, the signs of spring are finally upon us. For some people that means hay fever, for others it means breaking out the spring fashions, … Continue reading The Beastie-Filled Signs of Spring

The Eyes Don’t Have It

There are a couple things I don’t often share with people: One, my vision is awful and, two, my income from my creative work is less than what some panhandlers make. Wait, no, there’s three things: I also hate my glasses. How awful is my vision? From an early age, eye doctors have looked at … Continue reading The Eyes Don’t Have It

A Special Happy Birthday Message!!

Get out the cake mix and giant tub o' frosting because today is Mr. Husband's birthday!! Usually the only other creature who gets to share this blog space is Finn McSpool (and David and Tammie Beastie when Finn is feeling generous), but I just wanted to give a big shout out to Mr. Husband (the … Continue reading A Special Happy Birthday Message!!