Having historically spent spring break during college in Midwestern bookshops, drinking Mr. Misties and doing doughnuts in church parking lots, I’m officially declaring that this week is spring break for any and all non-students.

So that means staying put in Seattle. Instead of daily writing on Weatherspoon I’m planning to do a whole lot of daily reading. I’ll be back here next Monday, fingers-crossed fully recovered from a wheezy cough, with wild tales of peeling tangerines, painting gourds with cat eyes, making paper mache dinos, and reading until my pinkies freeze.