Coolest thing about Stanley Park was that the raccoons came out in the daylight. Not aggressive at all, though they’ll approach a bench where you’re sitting with the same look on their face that my dog has before he jumps on the sofa. My stepson was convinced that the fact they appeared in the day…

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I’m working on a young adult novel right now, which is part survivalist story and part, oh, I’m not sure what to call the other part. I’ve got my five high school students wandering through the remote woods of Georgia right now, and–a little unexpectedly, I admit–I’m listening to Aretha Franklin belt out “I Never…

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Well, two weeks after we got back, I’m finally writing about our trip to Vancouver. Great trip. Rough travel. The whole idea of taking two adults and three kids (including a two-year-old) across coasts and countries comes down to one word: Psych. If you haven’t seen it, it’s the best family show on TV–maybe the…

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