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Existential Crisis or not?

After the farmer’s market, some mornings, I drive around, usually down Ventura Blvd. It’s been conducive to considering life, writing. I find that I usually stop somewhere for a coffee and write. Even though I’m widely published in literary journals … Continue reading

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Delphinium – with care, blooms twice

Sticking to their word, Delphinium blooms again. The lovely editors at REaDLips have promised to give some of the proceeds of Delphinium’s Summer Issue 2017 (and going into the future) to literacy programs.  I’m beginning to appreciate Delphinium and those … Continue reading

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Namas-Cray

My friend Laura LaBrie from Lovely Lattitudes, first said this word to me.  It describes life, don’t you think?  My new book was all set to go, it just needed a title.  I felt like this word, “Namas- Cray” accurately … Continue reading

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Why Literature Matters …..

  This is a repost of an article that appeared in the New York Times in 1985.  In 1965 Congress passed The National Foundation of the Arts and Humanities Act to protect and support the arts.  A nation is historicized  … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Writing Style

A prompt in a writing group to think about style inspired me to consider the evolution of my own writing style. Writing evolves, grows, hopefully gets better, with all we learn and experience in life.  But style is something a … Continue reading

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A Cray Giveaway

In celebration of my upcoming release of Namas-Cray in July, I’m giving books away for the next few months. You can enter to win a signed copy of my book, Here in the Silence, by entering this GoodReads Giveaway. Namas-Cray … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Secret Revealed!

When Grandma asks you to do something – You do it! So when Grandma asked Katie to “take care of something” and “don’t tell anyone,” she barely hesitated. She had to get on a plane in the middle of the … Continue reading

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