Haiku 24 — April 24

Our time with Joy — our visiting student from Nigeria — has come to an end.
How we will miss her. She taught us a lot about being open and fearless.
Travel safely, Joy!

Haiku 24

Two weeks just flies by
when you are learning so much
and laughing so hard.

Haiku 23 — April 23

Haiku 23

I wasn’t picked last
for my birthday kickball game.
Fifty’s not all bad.

Haiku 22 — April 22

Today we launched our book BOB, NOT BOB at a storytime at BookPeople in Austin, Texas.

This book — a collaborative effort between me and author Audrey Vernick and illustrator Matt Cordell — actually came out in February but today’s the day we celebrated it. With cupcakes. And cough drops. And kleenex and ginger ale and nose spray. Y’know, the usual.

Haiku 22

Book dedications
say each one is for someone.
This one is for you.

Haiku 21 — April 21

Haiku 21

Mama says follow
and her ducklings fall in line.
Nobody looks back.

Haiku 20 — April 20

I’m in San Antonio with my collaborator and accountability pal Audrey Vernick.
Today we are locking ourselves away in our hotel room and writing.
Away from all the distractions of the world.
Wish us well!

Haiku 20

Why is it so hard
to sit down and do the work
that we truly love?