Monthly Archives: November 2013

November Neighborhood: Poetic and Picturesque

Is it a curse or a blessing–no rain and temperatures in the high 60s and 70s?I’m not complaining. It’s not raining, and that means I have more time to procrastinate about planting the bulbs and perennials here in Sonoma County … Continue reading

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Howie Saves the Hungabirds

What’s a hungabird? It’s a question I ask second and third graders when I visit their school for a reading. Responses: A bird. A hungry bird. A human bird. A hunter bird. And finally . . . a hummingbird. Ahhh, … Continue reading

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Fall Color, Wine-Country Style

November often brings rain to Sonoma County CA, but none as of this writing. Our Mediterranean climate dictates six months of sun and six months of cold and rain. Not so, in recent years. Even the coldest microclimates in the … Continue reading

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Reading in Public: The Ups and Downs

Authors–have you ever read in public? Most authors cherish the opportunity to read from his/her works in public. You get to connect with your readers or potential readers. Questions from the audience are usually challenging. You experience the adulation of … Continue reading

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