From the Floor of BEA 2009: Day Two

This is my last day, since I’m heading out in about an hour and leaving my colleague Suzanne to pack up tomorrow. I have provided her with assistance in the form of my oldest son, [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-24

Copyedits: underway. Lots of ’em. How is it possible that I spelled so many medieval names in so many various ways? # Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy BIRTHDAY deeaaar [...]


OK, I have done it. I finished going through the copyedits on 800 pages of medieval history manuscript. That’s all I’ve done for a week (which is why there hasn’t been a blog [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-17

DD8 had two requests for this trip: climb a mountain (done) & go see the place where they throw fish (Pike Place market, this afternoon). # My Seattle luck seems to be running out. It’s [...]

Wordless Friday, kind of

Well, not completely wordless. I can’t really go completely wordless. But maybe the picture almost speaks for itself. That is the copyedited manuscript of the History of the Medieval World, [...]

Words to warm a writer’s heart

“This book was so interesting!”–spoken by a ninth grader. A couple of months ago, the daughter of a friend of my brother and sister-in-law wandered into their home office and [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-10

Family day today: going off the grid PLUS taking all four dogs to the vet. What fun. # Annual trek to vet over. White mutt: healthy. Beagle #1: bad knees. Beagle #2: hyperthyroid. Puppy: shy [...]

The real story behind textbooks

My friend Charlie forwarded this to me from Edutopia. It is as though these textbook publishers are operating in a different universe than I live in, the one where I write history and Peace Hill [...]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-03

There’s a fingernail moon tonight, but the sky is black; an impossibly thick dusting of stars. # Family day today: bringing home German shepherd puppy for DS12. I have mixed feelings. # [...]

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