Wednesday, January 31, 2018


Rereading one of my favorite books,
Roald Dahl's Danny, The Champion of
the World. Used to read this to my kids
in Ohio. This is my favorite version of it
too, with illustrations by Jill Bennett.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

flying with pelicans

I don't know why, but out of the blue
I was thinking about The Flying Nun
TV show. For some reason I thought
Sally Field had magical powers to fly.
After doing some research, tracking
down the original paperback book,
The 15th Pelican, I'm surprised to find
that's not the case at all. It was all
scientific, based on weight, and lift
and aerodynamics. In other words,
anyone can fly given the right

raining birthdays

Well it's another January 30th
Richard Brautigan birthday raining day
in the Pacific Northwest. Here's a link
back to my essay on Brautigan:

Friday, January 26, 2018

next Good Deed Rain book

The next Good Deed Rain book is
fast approaching. It's Japanese inspired
with 4 adventures and 4 watercolors by me
(here's another one) and another beautiful
cover by Laura Vasyutynska (she also did
the cover for Different Planet). More soon.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

next Good Deed Rain book...

Getting ready to publish another new book
with Good Deed Rain. This one is four
adventures: featuring Sylvan Moore,
a flying monk, a water salesman, and a
guardian rabbit. Below is an illustration
from the book. More on this project soon,
stay tuned!

knute's book

I've been rereading Knute Skinner's great
memoir Help Me to a Getaway. Knute is
a fantastic poet living in Ireland. He used
to teach at WWU and was friends with
Robert Huff (subject of one of my essays).
This memoir is specifically about his travels
in Europe in 1958, a long ago dream. Very
fun read, as are Knute's many books of poems.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Clyde and Fang

Clyde Sanborn out on the river on his boat, Fang.
Photo courtesy of Bex appears in the newly
published tribute book, Go with the Flow.

Clyde's Gulf Station

Here's a little handwritten poem
by Clyde Sanborn that appears in
his new tribute book:

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Celebrating Good Deed Rain's 2017 books

Hello Readers! 2017 was a great year for
Good Deed Rain books. These 5 books
were published: The Book of Ticks, I Can
Only Imagine, The Orphanage of Abandoned
Teenagers, in the Valley of Mystic Light, and
Different Planet. I hope you had a chance to
read them all. More on the way!