The Secret We Share

My dog Sam and I have lapsed into the familiar. These days I seem to frequent only restaurants I know, ordering the same menu items time after time. For his part Sam, whenever he senses I’m about to vary from a customary walking route, stubbornly plants four paws until I turn the way his snout […]

Colfax Elementary School

Last week I had the chance to visit Colfax Elementary School in North Carolina to talk about writing with Mrs. Whitlock’s second graders and Mrs. Wilson’s fourth graders. We discussed what an author does, learned the word “empathy,” recited together a couple lines from Walt Whitman, and then in teams wrote stories and shared them […]