Wolf Pascoe Word Shop

by Wolf Pascoe on March 4, 2013

Do a thing for the love you bring to it, not for the love it will bring to you.

I have an announcement I’ve been planning to make for a while.

Beginning today, the posting schedule of this blog changes. Instead of publishing every week, I’ll put up new writing every other Monday. The next scheduled post will be two weeks from today–Monday, March 18.

The reason is I want more time to work on literary projects apart from Just Add Father, projects such as Breathing for Two, which I hope you’ve already checked out, or plan to.

I mentioned the switch to a long-time fan about a month ago.

He said, “But I really like starting my week with you.”

Sweet music. But if you happen to be of that opinion, think of it this way: what’s lost in posts will be gained in books. If you ever gave a child away in marriage, you’ll know what I mean.

Also, I’m not going anywhere. In fact I have a new website I want to tell you about, Wolf Pascoe Word Shop, with it’s very own blog: Wolfspeak.




If you spend any time around here or have investigated the new links in the sidebar, chances are you’ve already encountered Wolf Pascoe Word Shop. I announced its impending arrival in a post some months ago and opened its doors coincident with the release of Breathing for Two a couple of weeks ago.

W.P. Wordshop is Grand Central Station for my word work, with links and features about what I’m up to as a writer. The Word Shop graphic at the top of this post (or just to the right) is clickable and will take you there if you want to investigate.

It’s been said that a physician who treats himself has a fool for a patient. Well, for better or worse I design most of my web projects myself. I’m pretty pleased with the way W.P. Word Shop turned out. I hope you agree.




Wolfspeak is a literary notebook, the personal part of W. P. Word Shop. You can get to it from the top menu of W. P. Word Shop, or click on the graphic to the left.

Wolfspeak won’t lecture about how to write or publish. Look elsewhere for that. But I will share my creative process–where in the world I’m looking, what I’m thinking and obsessing about–as I grope through the literary swamps. Look for advance notice of upcoming projects there.

New posts won’t be scheduled. They’ll appear whenever I have something to say.

You can subscribe to Wolfspeak and be notified of posts in the usual bloggy way:




It’s been about two-and-a-half years since Just Add Father was born. Soon I’ll be penning its 200th post. It takes me a full day to wrestle a piece of writing into the ground. I don’t know how some others manage  to do this several a week, but if I did I’d have little time for anything more.

As I geared up for publishing Breathing for Two and thought of what else I wanted to write, I considered shuttering this blog. But only for a moment. I’m grateful to Just Add Father for stretching the voices in me and bridging to many wonderful new writers and friends.

With Nick about to enter his tween years, there remains much to uncover and share about fathering him mindfully. The amazing adventures of Just Add Father will return in two weeks with its regularly scheduled programming.

See you then.



The Muse of Failure. In case I sound too upbeat.



Privilege of Parenting on Breathing for Two. Bruce Dolin is one of those rewards of blogging I mentioned a moment ago. We met online and have become fast friends. This piece is his response to my little book. I’m biased of course, but to me it speaks deeply of the connectedness that happens through words. As Bruce says, “Wolf and I always have a lot to talk about.”




Two weeks ago when I posted about the release of Breathing for Two, I appealed for readers to join the Wolf–New Work Updates e-list. (Clickable icon to the right above and still the best way to hear from me about new book releases.)

I promised to put into a hat the names of everyone who responded and to pick one winner, the prize being half an hour of my brain time.

I’m happy to announce that Mitchell Brown of Thoughtful Pop was chosen. Mitchell’s blog is one of the very few by dads seeking to infuse fathering with mindfulness. Read his recent post about his gay football coach and the Boy Scouts to see what I mean.




Just Add Father is listening. (Add your thoughts by clicking a few lines below below, where it says comments or add one. I always respond here.)


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Barbara March 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm

I think that’s a great idea. I still haven’t read the book (oh, Time, where are you?) but it’s waiting here on my computer. If I had an iPad or a Kindle, I would have zipped through it already. I just haven’t had enough time at home for everything I want to do – which is why I totally understand why you’re doing what you’re doing. When you only have so much time, you have to make some tough choices in how you spend it!


Wolf Pascoe March 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm

It’s a wonder any of us gets anything done whatsoever!


Mitchell March 4, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Thanks for the kind words, Wolf. I’m looking forward to speaking with you. Now, if I could just find my druthers.


Wolf Pascoe March 4, 2013 at 10:50 pm

They’ll find you. Fire when ready.


BigLittleWolf March 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Looking forward to reading and exploring it all… And sorry I haven’t been around much. The dreaded winter-bug-flu-whatever has knocked me about the past few weeks.

Delighted at your news – and, that Just Add Father will continue as well.

As for Wolfspeak – does this mean we use the same lupine lingo?


Wolf Pascoe March 5, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Us am Wolfspeaks. Double plus good.


Robin March 7, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I loved Breathing for Two! I bought the pdf and printed it so I could read it in odd moments — waiting at the curb to pick up a kid from school, standing in line waiting for help with an ailing computer, sitting at the dining table eating a snack, sitting other places I won’t mention. . . .


Wolf Pascoe March 7, 2013 at 6:06 pm

I think it reads best in those unmentionable places.


The Exception March 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

It is an odd feeling not opening my inbox on a Monday and finding a post from you. I am now going to go and delve into Wolf Speaks to discover the treasures that you have to offer


Wolf Pascoe March 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Oh, dear. Well, give me a little time there to find my sea wolf legs.


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