A short performance piece remembered, reimagined

A short performance piece remembered, reimagined

Last night while drifting to sleep I remembered a short performance piece I created while studying at San Francisco State University. It was part of a longer program comprising my senior project. The program consisted of short works involving a mixture of media. Some...
Chicago, my new favorite novel

Chicago, my new favorite novel

Have you ever loved a book so much that you’ve revisited a few random pages each night before going to sleep? Have you begun a book, put it aside and then come upon it weeks later, having forgotten entirely that you’d cracked it open? Both scenarios are...
Life As A Wife: I believe what I believe

Life As A Wife: I believe what I believe

It’s been a while since I’ve done a Life As A Wife post. So, here, for your enjoyment, is a new tidbit from day-to-day life with my husband, Jim. I believe what I believe Yesterday, I was on Facebook while also watching Twin Peaks, when Jim came into the...

There are hundreds of ways to write a memoir

My friend Charlene Jones asked me to share some thoughts on memoir as part of the Brain to Books Cyber Convention and Book Expo 2017 (B2Bcycon), coming up April 7 through 9. This essay is the result. Where would we be without the encouragement of friends?   There...
Hopes, a dark poem shared just because

Hopes, a dark poem shared just because

A tenacious, invasive cold-flu that slammed me in early January slowed me way down. Then there’s the new political landscape in the U.S.A. to contend with, which I, along with many others, have found truly disturbing. I’m feeling much better now, but I was...
When —   A poem to begin 2017

When — A poem to begin 2017

  when — follow silk clouds that blend overhead train whistle greetings come and gone crunch of gravel beneath sneakers torn catch cones of pine that spiral away singular wind scents in river of time silent, ticking, no matter claim shaggy dogs that spar at the...

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