I was out of touch last week as my daughter-in-law and I worked to pack up and empty my mother’s assisted living apartment in east central Illinois and then drive her to Northern Colorado to live much closer to me. It was an exhausting experience for all of us, but we had a lot of …Read More
I have chosen to title this post no glass ceiling because it sums up the main reason why I am an author, and why I write: there is none in writing. That is because writing is a process, it is an act of engagement with the subconscious. You can never reach the top. There is …Read More
I had some fun writing this post for JC Lynne’s blog. There aren’t too many things a writer can count on for sure, but I was able to come up with five. Please visit the blog and see if you agree or disagree. And leave a comment! If she doesn’t know you aleady, JC will …Read More
I love this a capella group so much. This little taste of their music was posted to You Tube on August 19th.
Thanks so much, Pat, for having me on your blog. I’m delighted to be here. In talking about writing, the question of whether what’s written is “true” seems to come up a lot, and what our responsibility is to those we love. Anne LaMott has written somewhere (in her witty and wonderful writings—if you haven’t …Read More
Come on over and learn all about my writing life (or lack thereof) in spite of aches and pains. I have even suggestions for helping folks feel better. I’m at Colleen Story’s Writing and Wellness Blog.
Growing up the older sister of twin brothers was not always easy—at times it was downright infuriating. I guess I even told my mom after the boys were born and home for about a week, to take them back now. My parents say I was an easy child. I smiled a lot, slept through the …Read More
The Old Movie I saw that Our Vines Have Tender Grapes was scheduled on TCM last week and had a rush of pleasant feelings about the movie, even though I couldn’t remember much of the story or the stars. I decided it must be one I’d watched on late night TV when I was a …Read More
So much has been written about the OK Corral I almost passed this book up. Now I consider Epitaph: A Novel of the OK Corral the best historical novel on the American West I’ve ever read. Historical fiction often suffers when authors dwell too much on historical fact at the expense of a good story, …Read More
Even more than being a political event junkie, I’m an Olympics addict. I’m doing my best this year to avoid staying glued to the television for as many hours as I have in past years. So far, I watched some of the opening ceremony, a little swimming and a lot of gymnastics. I checked in …Read More