Hey all….

…Look!

The Magpie is back at it.

For those who don’t already know, The Magpie is my amazingly talented and creative (if I do say so myself) daughter. While she has had the hand and eye of a True Artist quite literally since she was still in diapers….

…and her talent (and creativity and imagination) has grown nigh exponentially…

(just a small sampling of the depth and breadth of her work over the last few years)

…she has now made made the written word her main focus. She is currently eating, sleeping and breathing the writing life, morning, noon and night. It is the first thing she wants to do every day and we must force her to stop every night in order to get some unfortunately necessary rest. And she is doing all this while somehow still maintaining her visual art pursuits, interests in science, math, mythology and literature and high honors in school. Her dedication to this new endeavor puts my paltry efforts to shame.

I hope you’ll take a look at her Magpies Menagerie and see what she’s been up to and stick around to see what she has in store.

https://magpiesmenagerie.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/hi-again/

(Am I being overly indulgent or proud? Can you blame me?)

“Time for bed.”

“Finish what you’re doing and clean up your mess, kid.  It’s time for bed.”

“Ok, dad.”

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“I said, it’s time for bed!  It’s been ten minutes.  STOP what you’re doing and get your butt upstairs.”

OK, dad.”

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“Maggie, I’m Serious.  It’s already a half-hour after your bedtime and tomorrow’s a school-day.  Come on.”

OK!  I just have to finish this!”

“No, you don’t.  It’s time for bed.  I’m not going to tell you again.”

“But dad, I just want to finish this poem!”

“Look, I said…….what?….”

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“….oh…….um…okay……well…..just don’t take too long….”