The Order of the Trees is Launched!

I am so blessed to have launched my new middle grade fiction book, The Order of the Trees, on Friday.  You should have seen it– fiddle and guitar music, former and current students and families milling around, friends and neighbors gathered at our local school’s library on a sunny Friday afternoon. There were tree cookies. […]

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Health, Firefighter, Consumer and Science Groups Seek Ban on Household Products With Toxic Chemical Flame Retardants

A broad coalition of health, firefighter, consumer and science groups filed a petition asking the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to ban four categories of consumer products — children’s products, furniture, mattresses and the casings around electronics — if they contain any flame retardant in the chemical class known as organohalogens.  Petitioners include the American […]

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Let them have recess (even this winter!)

(It may be spring where you live, but not here. This post was inspired by this article in the Washington Post and my many friends who have had school and recess cancelled regularly this winter when the temperatures have been below 20 degrees.) The wind stings my face. I squint to look out on many of […]

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