Dressing the Mutton

Have you heard the phrase “mutton dressed as lamb”? I thought it was well known, but I’ve been surprised at how many people, even vintage models like myself, don’t know it. Good news–if you didn’t, you will now.

“Dressing the Mutton” has been published in The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review. Read my essay here, and if you don’t get the journal’s title tribute you’ll find it briefly on their “About” page or, even better, the complete passage at the beginning of Chapter 2 of The Great Gatsby.

 

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Bridges

When my daughter and I went to New York to celebrate her birthday two years ago, she took selfies and I took notes. My personal essay about three memorable trips–our “mother-daughter quality time”–was recently published in Sleet Magazine’s tenth birthday special issue. Read “Bridges” here.

This one’s for you, Jenn….

 

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Drawing Life

Making lemonade out of life’s lemons: my failed attempts at visual art and handiwork of any kind became material for an essay.

“Drawing Life” breathes new life in the Spring-Summer issue of Mojave River Reviewread it here (at pages 57-60).

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The Blue of Doug Wyatt’s Eyes

Color associations: blue–my first boyfriend’s eyes and my first new car; green–the Emerald City of Oz; little brown birds, a purple bathrobe, Antarctic white that isn’t all white; history, psychology, and Virginia Woolf.

“The Blue of Doug Wyatt’s Eyes” encompasses all this and more. It was published in the Spring-Summer issue of Concho River Review, a print journal, but you can read it here.

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Maybe Next Time. Maybe.

Highs and lows, starts and stops. My running future hangs in the balance. I ponder it in “Maybe Next Time. Maybe.” published in the latest issue of Gravel. Will she or won’t she? Read it here.

 

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B is for Breakfast

Meals and memories intertwined again. I think I’m done writing about food, but there’s always more.

My latest personal essay, “B is for Breakfast,” is published online at Hobart–read it here.

Can lunch and dinner be far behind?

 

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Running While Old

The title speaks for itself. Running presents challenges to everyone, but some are unique and others take on special meaning as the years accrue.

“Running While Old” was published this summer in Raven Chronicles, a fat and fabulous print issue with the provocative theme of “Last Call.” I’ve posted it here.

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