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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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What Do Published Authors Know?

Recently, I read a mini article posted on a blog of sorts, wherein the writer called out Stephen King’s book On Writing, concluding that “famous writers don’t know Jack.” WOW! Really?   I was shocked and offended. And I assume … Continue reading

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The Myth of Writer’s Block

Writer’s block is a myth perpetuated by people who don’t really want to write. And I really don’t like when people ask me if I ever “get it,” as if it’s contagious. In some ways, I think it is. People … 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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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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Sleep pulls me down….

My untitled poem [Sleep pulls me down on a Christmas pillow]     has been published in Silver Streams journal. Silver Streams is a new publisher in Ireland. Call me Internationale.

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