What Are The Odds – Kari Wagner Peck

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There is so much I want to tell you about Kari and also about her son, Thorin. Thorin reminds me so much of a little Marcus, what with his endless imagination and knack for monster storytelling. Just last week, Kari shared on her blog, “A Story While Making Dinner” 

Kari and I are a lot alike, too. We are both writers, and mothers, and wishing for a more tolerant universe. I feel like the Wagner-Peck household feels a bit

The Storyteller and the Truth – Part One

 

I remember emotional points, touch the bruises, and swim in the revelation. However, I have a terrible memory for dates. At what age did I learn to ride a bike? When was my first road trip? Even important moments, like when did my son take his first steps? When did he begin using complete sentences? Or when did he start, really start, to tell me the stories that play though his imagination? Marcus just turned 27 and I think I’ve been saying “for over ten years” for three, maybe four, years.

I could dig back into the notebooks. There are

Marcus and Moving Mountains

PJs and SchoolThis last Tuesday Marcus and I travelled to Bennington, NE. We shared the animated short and book Black Day: The Monster Rock Band with the students. The kids were all in their pajamas as it was “pajama day.” And also Dr. Seuss week. So the PTO invited a local author in to tell his story. 

Big Kids Classes

Also, with the “big kids” Marcus and I talked about what makes a good story, the importance of set,

We Don’t Live Fearless

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There’s a billboard in our area that says, Live Fearless.

It gets under my skin, it irritates me, and I argue with it the rest of the drive.

Before we dive into the conceptual, first I have to get this off my chest: this phrase is also, technically, incorrect. Live is a verb and fearless is an adjective. If you’re going to encourage people to live (verb), the correct accompanying word is fearlessly (adverb). Live Fearlessly. I’m not an editor or a grammar professional – but I