Category Archives: family

It doesn’t matter…..

I loved The Munsters when I was a child. When asked to write an “artist’s statement” in graduate school – I actually said I wanted to be kicking around in the leaf-blown yard of Munster-like house. I came across this … Continue reading

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Thank you, Santa

Look at what Santa brought me! Okay, well, Santa didn’t actually bring her. I adopted Miss Annabelle from the shelter. She may look a little intense, which might be why the volunteer was hesitant to show her to me, but … Continue reading

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Free Reading for the Holidays

Dad Shining is available for free now on Kindle Unlimited.   Enjoy!   “Through the blue hills and green mountains of West Virginia, there’s a cemetery with my name on it. It’s in the back country where paved roads have yet … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day is a Celebration of Life

  My grandmother, Ruth, on my father’s side, died before I was born. I never knew her. I’m told she lived in Los Angeles for some time; perhaps that is why I feel so at home here. When I arrived … Continue reading

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Of course, I have a cat

Aren’t writers suppose to have cats?  Isn’t there a law or something? This is Mr. Hops. Hopper’s mum passed away soon after he was born, leaving him and his sister orphans. They were bottle fed, kept in a basket where … Continue reading

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The Psychology of being “Unloved”

  When I create a character, I take what I know from personal experience, what I’ve observed in other people (I am an avid people watcher), and what I’ve learned from my continued studies. With the unnamed narrator/character in West … Continue reading

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Before my mother drank herself to death…..

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