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Four Quote Friday – Domestic Terrorism

“‘Keep calm,’ they said on television, ‘everything is under control.’ I was stunned. Everyone was, I know that. It was hard to believe the entire government gone like that. How did they get in? How did it happen? That was … Continue reading

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Coronavirus May 2020

Just a few lines from my recent reading. “When the sweat comes back this summer, 1528, people say, as they did last year, that you won’t get it if you don’t think about it. But how can you not?” Wolf … Continue reading

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Coronavirus April 2020

Pure air, blossom scent Spring returns to silenced streets Mourning doves coo … coo …

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Coronavirus March 2020

Plague. Such an antiquated term, conjuring ignorance and myth and black-hooded reapers; bodies piled in ancient blanket-covered carts. But last night, while I slept, 800 people died in Spain. Our plague is washed in white–masked and gloved. Darkness hides behind … Continue reading

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Four Quote Friday – Comings and Goings

“The beckoning counts, not the clicking latch behind you.” Freya Stark   “Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various … Continue reading

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The Gift of Books

With Mother’s Day passed, and Father’s Day still ahead, I’d like to take this time in between to remember my parents and thank them for something very specific they did for me: they provided books. Lots and lots of books. … Continue reading

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Care to Read?

I have updated my “Writings” page with the text of a published vignette and a poem, since links to the online publications have expired. Please enjoy!

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A Little Women’s History Reading

It’s Women’s History Month, and I want to share a few of the amazing books by and about women that I’ve read recently. I’ve included two classics of women’s literature and three that are a little outside the box, and … Continue reading

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Four Quote Friday – Romance

  “Hold me in your hands like a bunch of flowers.” Carly Simon, The Right Thing to Do   “Not even one’s own pain weighs so heavy as the pain one feels with someone, for someone, a pain intensified by the … Continue reading

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Thinking of Poe

We just passed Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday. He was born January 19, 1809, and I’ve been reading his poetry and also some of his essays. One of them in particular, “The Poetic Principle,” where he attempts to explain poetry and … Continue reading

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