Find Your Joy

4 Dec

Let me tell you, it ain’t easy. We are surrounded by anger, fear, nastiness, and negativity. It comes from all walks of life, from all political and religious affiliations, from the haves and the have nots, from those who think … Read More »

National Nobodies Writing What?

8 Nov

It’s National Novel Writing Month This is an annual event in which people are encouraged to write 50,000 words in a month. It is tremendous fun and the community that has built up around it is amazing. Millions participate. The … Read More »

Ten Foods I Won’t Eat

18 Oct

In honor of the all of the posts I’m seeing around Facebook about foods that the “experts” won’t eat, I’ve decided to make my own post.   1. Bacon Just kidding. I love bacon. 2. Pepsi Who drinks this? Coke … Read More »

Why I Write

1 Jul

I am writing. I have written. I will write. I will have written. I write because it is, for me, the clearest distillation of the human experience. I write to tell the truth. For me, writing is unlike anything else … Read More »

The Life of a Writer

11 Feb

Fifty years ago today Sylvia Plath took her own life. I’ve been fascinated with Sylvia Plath since I was twenty years old and came across a copy of  The Bell Jar. Twenty is a really good age to read this … Read More »

Oscar & Aria

28 Jan

Poor Aria! For the first few years of Oscar’s life I wrote him a letter almost every month. I read the infant development book with rapt intensity, curious about every developmental milestone. I carefully prepared organic fruits and vegetables for … Read More »