I've been working on a picture book, Pickles & the Poof for several years now ----- on & off. My daughter, Jeana, came up with the idea for the story, and I put it into rhyme. I'm a little obsessed with it, and have made so many changes I should be burned out by now.... but I'm not. Maybe I'm being influenced by a Lucy/Charlie Brown poster that hangs to the left of me as I work. Lucy's giving Charlie the eye, holding the football up for him to kick. We all know where that's going. In big bold letters are the words NEVER EVER EVER GIVE UP! Which leads me to this new page in the story.