Story Wonders: The First Snow Day | Read more from Karrie Zylstra Myton at karriezylstramyton.com

The white flakes started falling on Sunday, and my teen wondered if the powers might, for once, cancel school on Monday. I had been burned too many times by the forecasters to get my hopes up yet again, but Quinton and I went for a walk in the woods to be sure we didn't miss it… READ MORE >>

Story Wonders On Finding our Hearts in the Midst of Protest | Read more from Karrie Zylstra Myton at karriezylstramyton.com

I am deep in a new writing project so won't be writing much of my own today. I just have  few thoughts to share from others. A lot is happening in the world, as always. Things are happening in my country that anger and sadden me. Like the practice of standing up for myself and… READ MORE >>

STORY WONDERS: FINDING THE COURAGE TO MARCH AND WRITE

I didn't want to write about this because I am afraid. I am afraid that people I know and care about will think less of me because I went to the Women's March last Saturday. I'm afraid they'll be angry or disapprove. But every time I started to think about what to write this week… READ MORE >>

"Hi there!" the woman said, and I knew I remembered her. Or I knew I should remember her. My son and I stood staring at her at the YMCA near those tiny lockers with the punch codes. I peered a little more closely, hoping I could pull something from the back of my brain, and then I… READ MORE >>

STORY WONDERS: HOW TO (NOT) FIND A GRAVE

When I read about local history for my books, I sometimes find surprising information about people who once lived here and the places I now see everyday. Not long ago, I was reading Furusato by Ronald E. Magden, a book lent to me by my friend and pastor Karen Yokota Love. Magden writes engaging accounts of… READ MORE >>

STORY WONDERS: JAPANESE THREAD BALLS

For this new year, I will be sharing the wonders I find when writing my stories. Even when my own words fall short, I find joy in my discoveries about the world around me.  I am still shopping around for a new blog look, but, in the meantime, I wanted to get started with a… READ MORE >>

Wednesday Wonders: Under Construction

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WEDNESDAY WONDERS: UNDER CONSTRUCTION

I'm closing the blog down for the last two weeks of 2016. New posts and format coming January 4th. Stay tuned! Karrie… READ MORE >>

When we last saw Mr. G on his trip, he discovered that people drive on the left in the island nation just before he enjoyed an apple--or rather he watched while the human ate the apple. Today, I report on the rest of his adventures as told by tour guide Marci Kobayashi-Smith. These adventures took several… READ MORE >>