Knee deep in the Open Space Master Naturalist program has me returning to some old favorite natural history texts, and reading some new ones as well. But what I’m really excited about is learning how to read the land. Studying topographical maps of New Mexico, noticing the layers and layers of rock that make up… Read More
In a few short weeks, my third book, Write to Me: Letters from Japanese American Children to the Librarian They Left Behind, will make its debut. It is a book very close to my heart, and was more than ten years in the making. A long time for such a short piece. The book is… Read More
I love the new year with all its promise and possibility! And cranes. Sandhill cranes come down from Idaho to winter in New Mexico. Geese, too. For the most part, the geese keep to one side of a large field, and the cranes to another, but once in awhile, you see them intermingling. Here is… Read More
Just back from an impressive conference put on by NMLA. Excellent sessions, a delicious lunch, and a very generous, friendly audience during my luncheon presentation. I’m indebted to elementary school librarian Serenity O’Brien for shepherding me around the conference, and to bookseller extraordinaire, Connie Griffin of Bookworks, for her enthusiastic endorsement. I’m looking forward to… Read More
Welcome to New Mexico, and thank you for your patience as I settle into my new home and update my site.