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Looking Back at March 2020

A year ago today, my husband and I were in the air headed to Portland, Oregon to meet up with one of my dearest friends for the launch of my book ELEPHANT SPEAK: A Devoted Keeper’s Life Among the Herd, a memoir of the life of… Continue Reading “Looking Back at March 2020”

Some Good News (For a Change)

I’m immensely pleased and proud to announce that my poem “Quinn” will appear in the summer issue of the online magazine Months to Years. This means a great deal to me as it’s my first poetry sale. 

This Site is Like a House That’s Been Closed Up for Too Many Winters

Furniture crouches, hidden, beneath white sheets, covered in a layer of dust fine as sifted flour. Overhead lights hang flocked with cobwebs ragged as Miss Havisham’s rotted wedding lace. The air is chill and gray, mote-ridden in the faint gleam of light that seeps… Continue Reading “This Site is Like a House That’s Been Closed Up for Too Many Winters”

Serendipity

Yesterday I wrote about the house I grew up in and I mentioned a childhood friend, David Micklas. While working on that piece, I went online to do a bit of research to see if I could find out something about the old house.… Continue Reading “Serendipity”

These Things Take Time

I usually drink my first cup of morning tea working at my desk. I’m most productive first thing and have always been an early riser, a bane to mother, who’d have stayed up late and slept in until ten every day had the choice… Continue Reading “These Things Take Time”

Time’s swift feet and good news

You’ve experienced the phenomenon – that fleet passage of time that makes no sense. One minute it’s July, and in the next  you’re pulling on a sweater to go holiday shopping. Blink and it’s gone. Where did it go? And so it’s been with… Continue Reading “Time’s swift feet and good news”

Christmas Memories

When I was a child, I believed our Christmas tree ornaments were alive. When we packed them away in January–each swaddled in its separate wrapping of tissue paper and tucked into a box marked “Special Ornaments;” a visual history of our family or, at… Continue Reading “Christmas Memories”

Resource for Free Photos

Bloggers like to include pictures to illustrate what they write, but often don’t have something at hand. Visual Hunt takes the pain out of searching for that perfect photograph. With over 300,000,000 images to choose from, there’s something for everyone. According to their site, “High quality… Continue Reading “Resource for Free Photos”

RIP Len Wein

I can’t say I knew Len Wein, not at all. Harlan Ellison introduced us during a convention on Long Island (and we shared a truly memorable ride back to NYC in a friend’s van with–God help us–Harlan driving, excoriating the other drivers as we… Continue Reading “RIP Len Wein”

WTF?

It’s the weirdest damn thing. I have this blog, see, but I also have the “The Man Who Loved Elephants” site where I speak–or write, rather–more directly to that particular book, what brought it about, and offer stories about Roger and the elephants. Great, right? Yeah,… Continue Reading “WTF?”