A Writing Residency & A New Outlook

I have never been one for January 1st resolutions beyond a vague “do better, do more.”  This is probably due to being critical of myself nearly every day of the year. Why would I need to formalize that and attach expectations to it?? I’d rather...

Gearing back up

Hey, there. It’s been a tumultuous couple of weeks. My parents have been struggling with health issues, my mom especially. I’ve just returned from PA after helping out there and I’m so grateful to my employer for the chance to be there with my...

Today’s the day…

… I finish a proposal for my memoir. It’s the last day of 2018, and I will not ring in 2019 until a draft of this proposal is done. I’m close, so it IS going to happen. Came across this poem as I sat at my desk, and I’m feeling it. I’ve...

“What A Bullet Can Do”

Here it is: “What A Bullet Can Do,” another essay about an unintentional shooting from my childhood, in which I write about various works of literature that helped me, as an adult, to process the shooting and its aftermath. Along the way, readers learn¬†...

Summer Reading

I got off to a pretty fast start, reading Their Eyes Were Watching God (Zora Neale Hurston) and “Master Harold… and the boys (Athol Fugard) and re-reading A Separate Peace (John Knowles) by the end of June. Then I got stuck. With the move to Maine, there...