And the Crisis Goes to My Head

There is something seriously wrong with me.

I am writing a children’s book.

About parrots.

It’s probably a response to extreme boredom. And I am having fun. There could be worse outcomes than a career path that involves reading to children at story time.

Schistosomiasis is a first-grade level word, right?


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      Once I get a reasonable mock-up done, I’ll email you a copy if you’ll pass on the kids’ opinions. I don’t know if it will ever be good enough to sell.

  1. A.S. Akkalon


    This seems like a perfectly appropriate response to the current situation.

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      I’m having fun, anyway. I guess the worst that can happen is I publish the parrot book under a pen name and go into hiding.

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    Schistosomiasis is totally a first grade level word, if the first grader has that particular parasite. Kids can be incredibly intuitive and learn fast when something has to do with them personally.

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      We’ll call it a niche market. Subtropical parasites for infected children. I think maybe I’ve seen a word list by grade level somewhere. If the library were open, I would look for it.

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