Well hello, kiddies. It's been a while since I've honored Minchin Monday. Partly, it's time. I'm busy. Partly, it's because Minchin only has so much to give us. But mostly, it's that I'm lazy. I could find some way to apply Minchin to life every single week. I'm slacking. And I'm not entirely sorry. This … Continue reading Minchin Monday and Good (Banned) Books
School starts tomorrow! In honor of the first day of school I'm conjuring Minchin's work on the musical Matilda. Observe. https://youtu.be/JiRYOmG2-tQ My columns this month will be devoted to school. I loved school except for the social aspect. But when it comes to nerding it up and knowledge and wisdom and reading and all the things I'm … Continue reading Minchin Monday and Gloriousness
August was a month of instruction. My theme was "they don't come with instructions, so I've gone ahead and written you some." No need to thank me. I'm not saying I'm an expert. I'm just saying there are some things you just shouldn't need to ask yourself. Here they are, in order. Week I Week … Continue reading Columns and Flowcharts
I'm working on rewriting kids books. Because some of them just need it and some of them are just fun to rewrite. I've always hated Goodnight Moon, which seems wrong to me, as it's basically an ode to OCD and anxiety which are kind of my jams. But I've never been so acutely aware of … Continue reading Poetry and Moonshine
Rewrote Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. Because it's weird when your mom drives overtown with a ladder on her car to climb in your window and rock you as a grown man.
I'm rewriting classic children's stories this month in my columns. So far I'm pretty proud of my updates. What do you think? Read this week's here and let me know. How would your day go if you were Alexander?
This will officially wrap up our unit on shit moms say. It's been good month. I never know, when I pick a subject to explore, whether it has potential or is going to be difficult, and produce mediocre results. But this month? This month I'm proud of. Here's the final installment. Now go ye forth, my … Continue reading A Column and a Query