June 2005

Amusing and delicious. Seeing as Ray was asleep on my shoulder, Lee ordered Chinese last night from the Swan Palace. On a whim, I ordered pineapple chicken. “You ordered pineapple chicken, right?” he asked. “Yeah.” “Well, you got pineapple chicken.” And then he brought me half a hollowed-out pineapple with stir fry in the middle. …

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Online Writer’s Workshop. I’ve been checking out the Online Writer’s Workshop. I’ve submitted the first section of the Gray Hill novel, received four reviews, and been very happy with them. Many good suggestions. I’m still on my free month, but I’m going to keep going with it. This means, mind you, I will have even …

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Madagascar. Did not suck. And did not wuss out on the question, “What do you do when you have a carnivore and an herbavore stuck on a desert island?” The more kids’ movies that don’t suck, the better.

Ray. I’m going to make this brief, because I’ve told the story and told it: My daughter learned how to escape the apartment. She ended up at the front office of our apartment complex, naked except for her jacket and the keys to the apartment. We cut off her escape route using chicken wire. She …

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