Publication: “Creativity School” in “Cleaver Magazine”

Earlier this month “Cleaver Magazine” published “Creativity School,” a piece of flash fiction that I wrote. You can read it by clicking on the link here. I’m not quite sure where the story came from, except that I woke one morning thinking it would be funny if a real-life student was transported into a Dr. …

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Toasted Coconut Maple Granola Recipe

I love home-made granola; it is simple to make and much better (and less expensive) than store-bought versions. For this recipe, I kept the ingredients simple: old fashioned rolled oats, lots of unsweetened coconut, and real maple syrup. The maple syrup was gifted to us by our French-Canadian neighbors, and it is the best I have …

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In Brief: Back from an Alaskan Honeymoon (Where I Found a Rare Stephen King Book!)

If there hasn’t been a lot of recent blog activity, Leah and I just got back from our honeymoon. Yes, we got married a year ago, but it was an ultra-quick family affair with neither of us taking time off. And by “a ago year,” I should actually say “eleven months and two weeks ago,” …

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Wild Wild Documentary: Six Glorious Episodes (p. 2)

Growing up, the Rajneeshees seemed almost like legend. Until recently they weren’t widely known, despite the fact that when the cult poisoned ten restaurants in 1984, it resulted in over 750 people getting sick and 45 getting hospitalized. And though the fact that Oregon’s high desert was the site of America’s largest biological weapons attack …

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Wild Wild Documentary: Growing Up in Eastern Oregon (p. 1)

“Wild Wild Country” is a pretty darn good documentary. It’s on Netflix, and you might have heard reviewers, bloggers, or fellow teachers at your school recommend it. Leah and I finished it recently, and it is very much worth the time—six, one-hour episodes, which honestly you’ll probably just binge in a day; it’s that engaging. …

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Publication: “The Dentist’s Maxim” in Eunoia Review”

A couple days ago “Eunoia Review” published my flash fiction piece “The Dentist’s Maxim,” which you can read here. I wrote it about four months ago, after a trip to the dentist—not surprising, right? At about 200 words it should only take a minute to read, and hopefully you’ll find it funny. Also, “Eunoia Review” …

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