In praise of peanut butter

November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month. I want to say that peanut butter is like a religion in my family. That we are die-hard devotees of a particular brand and style of peanut butter, that there have been arguments over the merits of crunchy versus creamy, and that our first protests were over palm oil.Continue reading “In praise of peanut butter”

Grand Friends

For a long time I struggled with answering the question that make novelists cringe. “What’s my novel about?” I’d repeat, stunned speechless. One of our professors at Pacific University (and probably other writers, too) have quipped that it takes a whole novel to explain what that novel is about—if it could be explained in aContinue reading “Grand Friends”