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Coping with All that’s Been

“What a year” has become so cliché that no one is saying it much anymore; we merely give one another that look and move on. We all know where we’ve been, at least to some degree. No need to belabor the point. Like many… Continue Reading “Coping with All that’s Been”

My Elephant CuP Runneth Over

A quick shout-out to the Kent Free Library, librarian Kristen Pool (acting manager, Adult Services), and the lovely folks who joined us for a Zoom event last evening to discuss ELEPHANT SPEAK and the world of Roger Henneous. We had a terrific turnout given… Continue Reading “My Elephant CuP Runneth Over”

Tsamaya Sentle, Jabu

Last year, at the end of August, my new-found friend Doug Groves was killed by a wild African elephant. Doug, a well-regarded conservationist, had dedicated his life to working with elephants. His career spanned 48 years and included not only his work in Africa… Continue Reading “Tsamaya Sentle, Jabu”

Central Booking, Episode 2

There aren’t words enough to thank writer/book reviewer John Valeri for his interest in, and continued support of, my career. In Episode 2 of his podcast, Central Booking, we delve into the story behind my book ELEPHANT SPEAK: A Devoted Keeper’s Life Among the… Continue Reading “Central Booking, Episode 2”

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”