For ten months I made the 192-mile round trip, arriving in Sunvale Village at sunrise. Typical days were filled with scavenging found materials from desert dump sites, repairing damage to the installation due to the harsh natural conditions of the Mojave Desert, and developing new story lines, context, and characters for Sunvale Village’s Facebook Page.
My neighborhood is diverse in terms of flags, landscape choices, and beliefs about where cars are supposed to be parked. I have many fine neighbors. I’ve even nominated one for a civic award and he won. Nowadays, my inspiration is a cat named Janes.
Your library is open. Now. It will be open tomorrow as well. The cloudLibrary app is just one of many community benefits offered by Riverside Public Library. It has always been free, and it will always provide access to the tools you need to thrive. It would be absurd to not take advantage of all their free stuff and useful services.
Writers need production goals. Deadlines help with open ended creative processes such as writing. Stories, as you may notice when they are particularly bad, can go on forever. Literally this is true so practically, you need a date on the calendar to work towards with the idea that you will stop, and the story will end. The frenetic pace leaves little room to question or consider. The deadline produces results. Pages and pages of results.
Fairies are odd creatures. They typically know a good deal about a lot of things, yet they become known for just one or two key traits – few people realize that the Tooth Fairy can get your car started in a snowstorm and the Elf on the Shelf crafts a sublime PB&J. If fairies and people found more reasons to talk to each other, it will inevitably improve our lives, and the stories we tell.
Libraries sparked my early love affair with books. My second grade teacher at E. J. Marshall Elementary School held reading contests to keep bookworms like me busy over the summer. A favorite childhood memory is Mom taking me to the Chino Library. I’d arrive with...
Click here to see titles in several genres. A common element? Characters learning about themselves through collaborative effort and finding beauty in the everyday experience. All make fine traveling companions.