Of Course I Wrote a Dan Book

When the Safer at Home orders came down, some people asked me, “Are you going to write another book during all of this free time?” And I was really annoyed, because I didn’t have any more free time! I have a child, and it was spring, and I had to make lunch a lot. But… Read more »

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    Yes, you’ve thought about reading a book. Maybe you even downloaded the Kindle app to your phone. But then you thought, “None of these big grown up books have pictures. What a bummer. Oh, never mind.” But, wait! Don’t give up! Shoshanah Marohn’s books have pictures! Even the adult ones. And they aren’t naughty pictures,… Read more »

  • Name a Dead Poet Who Had a Handsome Beard

    So far I’ve got: William Shakespeare Christopher Marlowe Walt Whitman Allen Ginsberg  Shel Silverstein Alfred Lord Tennyson Henry David Thoreau Rabindranath Tagore Dante Gabriel Rossetti  D.H. Lawrence Luís Vaz de Camóes Jim Morrison  Robert Browning And a recommendation to read this (formerly) obscure book:  All of this is, of course, for Birds in Beards 2:… Read more »

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    My cousin Greg took his own life a few days ago. If I made a list of one hundred people I knew, ranking from “most likely to commit suicide” to “least likely,” Greg would have been about 97. He was so comfortable with himself. He had a great (if wicked) sense of humor. He had… Read more »

  • Ten Signs You Might Be on the Artism Spectrum

    No, I didn’t spell “autism” wrong. I’m talking about artism. If you relate to any of this list, you are most likely on the artistic spectrum. Ten Signs You Might Be Artistic: You make art. Or you write, or you do music, or you act, or you see your life is some sort of strange… Read more »

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    Irrational Fears

    What’s your irrational fear? This is mine.  

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  • Mythical Suspence

    I read and reread the past four Tufa books very carefully, looking for things that would create beautiful scenes in a coloring book. (I drew The Tufa Coloring Book.) So, I was relieved recently to crack open Alex Bledsoe’s latest book, Gather Her Round, and just, you know. Read it.  Having read the previous four… Read more »

  • The Music of Childhood

    Zanimal and I always listen to The Decemberist’s album The King is Dead in the car, when I’m chauffeuring her around, as parents do these days. We hypothesize that Avery is a cat. I think someday, she will hear the Decemberists and be brought magically back to her childhood drives with me. This is the… Read more »