Stories & Poems & Thoughts (Oh My)

Words of Thanks

First thing, I wanted to say thank you for all the lovely personal responses to my last blog. It was frighteningly vulnerable to write such a very personal narrative ...
Read More

Fighting the Flu

I have been accused of smacking my readers over the head, being preachy and judgmental. I am. Working on it. Trying for more subtlety. But damn me if I don’t ...
Read More

Love Without Words

Sometimes words are unnecessary. Such a weird thing for a writer to say. Coming up on Valentine’s Day, I want to remember what it is to be in love, astoundingly, ...
Read More

Stage Fright, Steroids, & Yodeling

Reading my work scares me. Yes, I know I do things most people would rightly balk at – climb mountain ridges, hurl shoes, go to a NYC sex club ...
Read More

Word Choice and Tramping Avalanche Peak

I keep thinking about Freedom of Speech – how the world needs words, images, dialogue, differences of opinion to save it. Yes, I know it is a difficult concept ...
Read More

Un-Cursing Myself

I said aloud, “I am cursed.” "Yes," she said. "Since Thanksgiving things have sucketh mightily as my family says," I said after a lousy run of luck over the ...
Read More

Writing A Love Story

Back at writing group, the consensus changed. I could write a love story but only one love story – my personal love story. “You are lyrical when you write ...
Read More

Love, My Truth

After spending most of my Thanksgiving weekend writing, I took my story to writing group. “So what do you think?” I asked. There was a heavy silence that said, ...
Read More

I Write Therefore I Am … Not

A friend called to say, “I had a marketing person check out your website. Is that okay?” “Sure. I guess,” I said. “She’ll just poke around and send some ...
Read More

Mollusk Time

People tell me “Timing is everything.” And they are right. Timing cannot be overemphasized – lack of timing or bad timing can get you into trouble. Errant timing jumpstarts dilemmas ...
Read More