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Academia & Education:

Advice (much of it related to academia & publishing):

Academic Autobiography (usually containing some advice):

How to Find Good Children’s Books

Short Essays on Children’s Literature or Comics

Short Essays on Other Subjects

  • Let’s Talk About Taste. On Nickelback, Celine Dion, and the subjectivity of musical taste.  And a recommendation that you read Carl Wilson’s Let’s Talk About Love: A Journey to the End of Taste.
  • That’s Life. This has nothing to do with the Frank Sinatra song. It’s actually about death, occasioned by a month (May 2012) in which many children’s authors and artists died.
  • If I Were a Middle-Class White Kid, my response to Gene Marks’ well-intentioned but poorly reasoned “If I Were a Poor Black Kid.”
  • Telemarketing Kills Charity. Why should one’s reward for donating to a charitable organization be telephone harassment from this same organization?

Occasional Mixes

Recurring Subjects

Anything else I should add here?  Anything I should subtract?  Let me know.  Thanks!