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Favorite Characters

Asking a writer to name her favorite character is a little like asking a parent which of their children they love most. I, and I assume most writers, love all my characters – even the… 591 more words

Women And Writing

Thinking About Lucie Brock-Broido

Snow’s holding off in Massachusetts. Five hours ago came notice from Columbia that Lucie Brock-Broido had died. Work’s been called off expecting snow and I sit with the browser shining: ‘Our beloved Lucie Brock-Broido, esteemed member of the Writing faculty’—then the low rehearsal of awards, the thresher trying to play a lyre. 437 more words

The Writing Life

Moving On ... What I'm Reading Now

Enough about last year’s books. The book I’m reading now is The Townsman by John Sedges. Don’t recognize the name? What if I said… 604 more words

Women And Writing

Why Everything is Not Digitized

Of course, I’d love to have had everything available about Emmett Wilson to be accessible via the Internet. It would have certainly made my life easier as I dug around for primary sources in a variety of libraries and archives, both near and far, over the past five years! 64 more words

Research Status

Good Orderly Direction (G.O.D.)

“People who want to believe something will do so despite any and all evidence to the contrary.”

Carolyn Hax, The Washington Post, February 3, 2018…

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Deja Vu?

Remember this post?

Someone on Zillow used my research to write up this house sales pitch.

In April 2017, a gentleman from a real estate office in Pensacola contacted me about this property, telling me it was going on the market in about a year, thought the information I’d gathered on the property useful, and kindly offered to give me a tour of the property. 373 more words

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Wanderlust Journal

The essay on the Wilson-Myers House was published in Wanderlust Journal, for December 15, 2017!

A great way to end the year!