Note: A friend and I have worked together for hours this summer designing a series of grammar units for 6th through 12th graders. We are working tirelessly to churn out these units, which will be delivered digitally and therefore are entirely editable long after delivery. The main point of our units is that we must […]
My mother had an old paperback book on the shelf in her bedroom when I was growing up called Name Your Baby, written by Lareina Rule and first published in 1963. (My copy is now a pile of ashes, but you can see one like mine here.) Mom told me that she’d purchased the book […]
What really opened my eyes to this process is the description of tracking not only the scenes in the novel, but also the series.
There is nothing like a hot night in June to bring back memories of old stories. So I’m going to reprint the articles I wrote in May 1999, just a few days after the May 3, 1999 Oklahoma City tornado that destroyed several neighorhoods and killed 40 people…. Tree skeletons reach their amputated limbs to […]
Search for my sister Several minutes after my husband, Steve, and I exit Interstate 240 east of Moore, we are headed south on Sunnylane. But traffic slows to a snails pace again. We strain our eyes into the distance, trying to see past the shredded tree parts littering the road and squint into the darkness. […]
Finding My Sister “Have you talked to Kim or Steven,” I ask my parents after finally reaching their home, which sustained minor damage. Steven is my younger brother. He was at work when the tornado ripped through my parents’ and grandmother’s neighborhood in Moore. “No we don’t have phone service. The power is out, too,” […]