Category Archives: Essays

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 Review—read 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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