How we got started

It was a few days after the election, and I was despondent. “How could this have happened? It can’t be real…”  Like I had been punched in the gut, and the future only seemed to look worse as we anticipated Supreme Court selections, Congress, healthcare, etc.

On Facebook what had been cheerful posts from friends wearing pantsuits turned darker, despondent and hopeless. In the midst of that, I threw my hands in the air — what can I do?  There’s nothing…nothing…

So I started writing a list of crazy things I could do. Things so improbable and nonsensical that there would be no possible response to pull me down. And I posted it as a joke Facebook: “I’m going to write a children’s book based on the words of Donald Trump.”


But I kind of liked it. It made me smile. And my friend Bob Thibeault, whose illustrations I’ve admired for many years, liked it too. We sent some quick messages back and forth — yes!  We’re going to do this!  So we got started…