How to Make a Wolf Cake

How to Make a Wolf Cake

Years ago, when I realized that I’m quite capable of death-by-carbohydrates, I vowed never to learn how to bake. I cook. I do not bake. Nothing good can come of me becoming skillful at cookies and bread.

How Not to Behave Around Famous People

How Not to Behave Around Famous People

A friend of mine is making a movie, which means that I now have a lot of experience with the clapper thingy. You know, the board with the little arm at the top, and you slam down the arm before they film a scene?

Why Kids Make the Best Travel Companions

Why Kids Make the Best Travel Companions

I admit, changing diapers on a plane is not fun. On the other hand, is changing diapers ever fun? Dealing with our own bodily functions is stressful enough, I don’t know of anyone who actually likes dealing with those of another human as well. STILL, I can make the case that kids are awesome traveling companions.

The Benefits of Beta Readers

The Benefits of Beta Readers

A beta reader is a test reader, someone to give you feedback on your work before you release it out into the big scary world. Betas act as a small representation of your intended audience. They read not with an editor’s eye, but with a reader’s heart.

Story Story Night

Story Story Night

I’m a two-time featured storyteller at Story Story Night (Boise’s version of The Moth). This is live storytelling, on stage and without notes. It’s terrifying and exhilarating. A great venue if you really feel the need to share, with hundreds of strangers, the story of that time you crapped your pants in the middle of a dinner party. Wait. Is that just me?

Etiquette in the Land of a Thousand Smiles

Etiquette in the Land of a Thousand Smiles

I’m excited about all of the usual suspects associated with Thailand. When we gear up for the trip, it’s important to study the culture and etiquette, and to try to communicate these things to our children. Here are 9 things I’ve learned so far about heading to the Land of a Thousand Smiles: