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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 Review—read it here (at pages 57-60). Advertisements
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 … Continue reading
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.
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?
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 … Continue reading
The Years is a recent memoir by a French writer, Annie Ernaux. The Years is also the title of Virginia Woolf’s 1937 novel. Doubly intrigued, I read Ernaux and marveled at the way she tells her story, never using the word “I,” so … Continue reading