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We're Not Strangers

I wrote this in October 2014 when Merrick, my ex-boyfriend, took me out for our first date.  We had a lot of fun together, and I’m happy to have gotten to know him and spend time with him. 1,639 more words


In Which Our Heroine Discusses Romance

          Well kidlets, it’s coming up on Valentine’s day, the day that, for years, was summed up in my Christmas letters as “February – Valentine’s day came and went. 453 more words

What I Know

I am writing a novel that is rewriting me.

Death is the only true magician.

Dreams need to be ripped open, their layers discarded like gift-wrap in order to come true. 44 more words


Back to the Forests

The cottage I rented when I moved to the Sierra Nevada Foothills to work at the mountain spa was a sweet little place with trees all around and a stream running somewhere in the woods off down the hill. 1,360 more words

Women Writers

What’s the point you’re making?

‘Two years isn’t a long time in your life, but at age 20 it can be significant.’

That’s one of the comments I received in response to a survey I did last year of 180 ‘Chalkies’, conscripted Australian teachers who were sent to Papua New Guinea as part of their two-year compulsory National Service between 1966 and 1973. 691 more words


Little Details

The sun had just left, and I was sure I was the last one (in the world?). I was in my car in an empty parking lot. 1,447 more words