Thursday, August 25, 2011


Evan: "Daddy, after you've died, if it turns out that ghosts are real, will you haunt me nicely?"

future shock

Evan: "What if things actually were all black and white in the '30s, and people just didn't realize it because they were used to it? And there was old-fashioned music playing all the time. I hope they invent time travel, so that I can go back to the '30s and scare people: 'I'm from the FYOOOO-TUUURRRE.'"

Eric: "Except we don't talk like that."

Evan: "I know, but I'd want to play a joke on them -- make them think I was some kind of robot-android."

Saturday, August 20, 2011

a couple of Nicholas Garland's woodcuts from the book

Sage really likes the woodcut Sage because it looks like her, and Evan really likes the woodcut Evan because it looks the way he wishes he looked. Long dark hair!

"No school today," I whispered. "Snow."
Evan sat up and stretched. "I know."
"You know?" I said, crestfallen. "How?"
"You told me so," he said. "Just now."

"Rats!" said Sage, whose magic marker
refused to color any darker.
"Uh oh. I think I hear them comin',"
I said. "Be careful what you summon.
Rats are responsive. If you call
too loudly you might get them all.
Are you prepared to deal with that?
She scratched her head. "I guess not. Rat."

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

but does she get revenge?

Evan's storylines may be derivative, but his handwriting is all his own.

knowing his limits

Evan: "I think I have too many talents. Can I quit piano?"

Sunday, August 14, 2011

attitude is everything

Sage: "I'm going to have a staring contest with the coffee maker. Ready, steady, go." [stares at coffee maker]

Eric: "How will you know when you win? The coffee maker blinks?"

Sage: "I win when I say I win." [stares some more] "I win."

Eric: "Good job."

Sage: "In your face, coffee maker."

Thursday, August 4, 2011

return policy

Evan: "I love you, Daddy. I wouldn't trade you for a kajabuggabillion dollars."

Eric: "Aw, thanks, Evan. I love you too."

Evan: "I'd trade you for infinity dollars, but then I'd buy you back right away. And keep the rest of the money."

we're still a simple family, really

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Evan: "We're playing a game called 'Biff the Bad Driver.' We basically just take that yellow car and roll it down the hill."