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Tim Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and lecturer at Santa Clara University in Silicon Valley. His"Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood" is out from Familius and "Dear Beast Loveliness: Poems of the Body" from BlazeVox. His children’s books have won recognition from the New York Times, NPR, the Smithsonian, Nickelodeon, and others. He’s published over 120 poems, won a first prize in a poetry contest judged by John Updike, has a poetry chapbook out, won a major prize in science fiction, was nominated for a Pushcart for an essay, and has published much other fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. He recently won the West Coast Songwriters Saratoga Chapter Song of the Year award. His website is www.TimMyersStorySong.com, h ...more


At that point back in the 90's, my wife and I found ourselves excited. Years of hard work and careful decisions were soon to bear fruit. Our two sons were in middle school, and she was at work on her dissertation and therefore close to finishing her degree. Family life was running smoothly and on schedule. We had Big Plans.
But that September all hell broke loose. Suddenly my spouse and I learne... Read more of this blog post »
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Dear Beast Loveliness: Poems of the Body (Poetry)
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Description: Poetry about the human body
"Glad to Be Dad: A Call to Fatherhood" (Parenting & Families)
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Description: A realistic but also hilarious description of two hours of actual parenting
That Mass at Which the Tongue Is Celebrant (Poetry)
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Description: A poetry chapbook focusing on language, human speech, the tongue, and other related matters.
Dark-Sparkle Tea and Other Bedtime Poems (Children's Books)
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Description: Poems for bedtime--some sleepy, some wild and fun!
The Outfoxed Fox (Children's Books)
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Description: When a magical fox clan tries to rid themselves of a dangerous hunter, there's more than one kind of magic involved!
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Our social and political life depends to a great extent on how well ordinary people know history. Those who know it well are not only not condemned to repeat it, but they participate more in civic life, they're more progressive, they live richer liv ...more
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This is Tim J. Myers. Come on--we all love it--it's food! And food like anything else has its history. The stories can be amazing--and funny--and downright mouth-watering. So sit right down and, as they say in Australia, tuck in!
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"When We Sleep

Scientists who monitor human sleep
report this general phenomenon:
That every night as we lie like empty sacks,
limb-heavy, mind-swept, spirits walking elsewhere,
the male sexual member, and the female,
intermittently harden and become ere..." Read more of this chapter »
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The phrase “easier said than done” applies with particular force to certain activities, things like bungee jumping, sky diving, or Formula-1 racing. Spending time at home with kids, it turns out, falls..." Read more of this chapter »
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I love many different kinds of books, but foremost among them are exciting, action-based stories that feel real and also give me something to think about. David Pinault's Museum of Seraphs in Torment is precisely that kind of book.
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This is Tim Myers. I wrote "Glad to Be Dad" out of my own experience as a father and husband, and because millions of men and women are currently going through great changes in family life. I believe men must continue to become more domestically invo ...more
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