MCDB review: AMAZING SPORTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Douglas McLaughlin and Michelle Griffis (Language Lizard)
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by Debbie Ohi
2w ago
Competitive snowball throwing? Tuna tossing? Elephant polo? Ostrich racing? Young readers can find out about these and many more fascinating and fun sports from different cultures in AMAZING SPORTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD by Douglas McLaughlin and Michelle Griffis (Language Lizard). In addition to being an MCDB reviewer, I am delighted to be an Author Sponsor for this year’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day 2023 (1/26/22) is in its 10th year! This non-profit children’s literacy initiative was founded by Valarie Budayr and Mia Wenjen; two diverse book-loving moms who saw a need to shine the sp ..read more
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2w ago
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Comic: Santa Writer
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by Debbie Ohi
1M ago
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Scrooge Moment
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by Debbie Ohi
2M ago
Reprinted from a 2001 Blatherings post. Since my mother died and especially since my brother and his wife died, Christmas has never been the greatest time of the year for me. The insistent Christmas carols piped into shopping malls, the glitter and party atmosphere, the increased barrage of BUYBUYBUY…I get cranky, resentful, impatient of the crowds. Deep down, I know that part of this Scroogelike attitude is because of the ache left behind by personal losses, bittersweet memories of past holiday seasons, but this knowledge doesn’t help. A few days ago, I was overcome by a particular bad ..read more
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Comic: Old School Writing
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by Debbie Ohi
2M ago
Starting to revamp some of my old Will Write For Chocolate comics so I’m not so embarrassed about sharing them anymore. Also was thinking of this particular strip because I do still find that writing by hand can be a great way to free up part of my writer brain, especially first thing in the morning. The post Comic: Old School Writing appeared first on Debbie Ridpath Ohi ..read more
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Woodpile Philosophy: A Practical Application
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by Debbie Ohi
2M ago
This post has been moved over from my old website, mainly so I can post it as a cautionary tale for those considering starting up their own Mastodon instance or other online community. In June/2000, I sold my Web site to a company to the U.S. and moved to Philadelphia for six months as an employee. My experience there was enlightening, to say the least. After the Internet craze meltdown, my husband and I spent a great deal of time at the cottage during our sabbatical. During that time, I realized that my entire experience in the corporate world could be compared in many ways to stac ..read more
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Mastodon: Is It A Good Alternative To Twitter?
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by Debbie Ohi
2M ago
Like many others, I’ve been checking out Mastodon as a possible alternative to Twitter, if the latter implodes the way some say it might. Of all social media platforms, Twitter is my personal favourite. I get why some people say it’s negative but for me, it’s not. I’ll explain more about how I use Twitter later in this post, but for those who just want to know the answer to the question “Is Mastodon a good alternative to Twitter?” my short answer is: No, at least not for me. However, there is no one right way to use social media and if you enjoy using Mastodon, then use it. I’m really enjoying ..read more
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Learning how to cope with rejection is an essential skill in the publishing industry
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by Debbie Ohi
3M ago
When people talk about developing essential skills that will help them become a successful writer or illustrator in the traditional publishing industry, goals usually involve the practical aspects of the craft or business, like how to craft a compelling story or how to find an agent. I believe that learning how to cope with REJECTION is just as important skill when it comes to having a longterm career. How we handle rejection is just as important as how we handle success. Rejection is part of the business before and after publication. If you haven’t already, do read my post from earlier this ..read more
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NaNoWriMo comic: The Word Pusher
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by Debbie Ohi
3M ago
To those doing NaNoWriMo this year: good luck! I hope you find all the words. Here’s the first episode of NaNoMusical; I have a dancing cameo! The post NaNoWriMo comic: The Word Pusher appeared first on Debbie Ridpath Ohi ..read more
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Interview with Karen Henry Clark about LIBRARY GIRL: How Nancy Pearl Became America’s Most Celebrated Librarian (Illustrated by Sheryl Murray)
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by Debbie Ohi
4M ago
FREE IN-PERSON EVENT: Meet Nancy Pearl, Karen Henry Clark and Sheryl Murray in person on Tuesday, October 11th, 2022, 6:00 pm (PT) at University Book Store in Seattle! More info and RSVP here. Also, retweet this post by Oct. 13, 2023 for a chance to win a copy of the book AND a Nancy Pearl Librarian Action Figure! *NEW* on my blog (+ book/action figure giveaway): Interview w/Karen Henry Clark about LIBRARY GIRL: How @Nancy_Pearl Became America's Most Celebrated Librarian, written by Karen, illus @Sheryl_Murray. RT by 10/13 to enter, US/Canada: https://t.co/2cbpdtBusF pic.twitter.com/BmH8Tx6 ..read more
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