Tag: Writing

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”

Sandbox

When I began this website many, many moons ago, blogging had just become the latest hot thing. Someone said I should do it. My natural response was “Why?” “Because,” they somewhat impatiently replied, like it was so obvious I must be a total dunce… Continue Reading “Sandbox”

“Central Booking” Appearance

Host John Valeri was kind enough to add me to his roster of authors. You can watch the interview here.

Newburyport Literary Festival Goes Virtual TODAY!

Hey, everyone. When COVID-19 struck and changed all our lives, the lovely folks behind the Newburyport Literary Festival were convinced it spelled the end of this year’s event. NOT SO! Just check out their website, Newburyport Literary Festival to find out about all the wonderful options.… Continue Reading “Newburyport Literary Festival Goes Virtual TODAY!”

I don’t want to write about the pandemic, so you get this instead.

I shift closer to the fire, toss on a log, make the sparks fly. It’s my night to sit up with the children that can’t sleep and I’m damned if I’ll do it cold. I look around the circle at their pale faces made… Continue Reading “I don’t want to write about the pandemic, so you get this instead.”

World Tour – The Final Two Days

By the end of our day at the zoo–and walking around Portland, window-shopping and stuffing ourselves with great food–I was more toast than human. We’d planned on driving the three hours of Bend, OR that night, but Ed and I were both so wrung… Continue Reading “World Tour – The Final Two Days”

Okay, So This is Cool

A local gentleman I know — Stan Malcom — is an award-winning nature photographer as well as being an entomologist with a Ph.D. in evolutionary biology. He’s been honored with both a species and a genus named for him. Yesterday, I received this from him:… Continue Reading “Okay, So This is Cool”

March Events

As the ELEPHANT SPEAK launch date approaches, I thought I’d give everyone a run down for the month of March (so far): March 4 – KATU “Afternoon Live” appearance (to air between 2-3 pm) BOOK LAUNCH – Powell’s City of Books, 1005 W. Burnside Street, Portland,… Continue Reading “March Events”

G-L-O-R-I-A

I don’t listen to music while I write, mostly because it distracts me. Let a song come on that I know and like, and my head veers away from the work like a train shunted onto a different track. I prefer things quiet, the… Continue Reading “G-L-O-R-I-A”

Red Letter Day

It wasn’t my intention to be absent from this blog for so long, but I was waylaid by a vestibular migraine, something I’ve experienced most of my life, but was actually diagnosed last April. For those who don’t know (and who would, unless they… Continue Reading “Red Letter Day”