In one of my other guises, aside from writer and educator, I'm very active with the Birds of Vermont Museum, which is an amazing place containing the lifework of my father, Bob Spear. I recently wrote an article for the newsletter, which was then posted as a guest entry on the museum blog. It's kind of funny.
Here's a link to the first article in the series: http://bovm.wordpress.com/2011/09/15/the-bird-carvers-daughter-part-1-the-early-years/
Here's a link to the article I just wrote: http://bovm.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/the-bird-carvers-daughter-part-2-the-pre-teen-years/
And here's a link to the museum website, which is a pretty cool place to hang out: http://www.birdsofvermont.org/