This month, the theme at YA Outside the Lines is criticism of the young adult genre. I offer a few thoughts on the subject, with a tip of the hat to the brilliance and hilarity of Courtney Summers.

My Lost Summer

Over at YA Outside the Lines, the theme for June is “The Promise of Summer.” I write about my lost summer of 1979. (Wait. How old am I?)

Say Hello to Frank

Frank is our new family member—and a bundle of floof and attitude he most certainly is. He’s a rescue cat, about two years old. Beyond that, we don’t know too much about his history. What we do know is he’s spirited and affectionate, though still a...

Looking Back at A Day in the Life

It was in 1980 that I really heard “A Day in the Life” by The Beatles for the first time. At Medicine I Didn’t Know I Needed, I write about that moment and what it meant to me. On May 7th, I’ll be joining others to share similar stories an an event...

No Fooling

This month at YA Outside the Lines, the theme is Foolish Things. Check out my own contribution, No Fooling, in which I tell the tale of a prank that almost went wrong in the worst possible way.
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