Sunday, October 01, 2006

Updates and downloads

Monica Edinger has entered the blogosphere, with her baby blog, Educating Alice, featuring homage to both The Naming of Cats and Caroll in one swell foop. Something tells me this baby will grow quite magically.

Speaking of Alice, I'll be leading the New Mexico SCBWI retreat at Hummingbird Music Camp this year–next week, in fact. The theme being The Mad Hatter's Tea Party, I am approaching this with my Annotated Alice in hand (Martin Gardner, with the red and gold cover). Nothing else will do. I have no idea how it will all turn out, but those sessions were loads of fun to name (e.g., Good-bye Feet! (on following the drift of a draft) after the pool of tears scene. Any excuse to read the Annotated Alice and ponder on the fact that the real Cheshire Cat might have been a carved image in a church where the young Dodgson's father was rector.