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Creating My Picture Book

Putting together my Christmas picture book, Christmas Comes to Alban’s Department Store (might as well plug it again. It’s at Blurb.com) was a satisfying and exasperating experience. 324 more words

Writing Rambles

This is the New Year Cry

Most years I write a farewell, a tipping of my hat to the year gone by, acknowledging all the brilliant, painful and perplexing things I experienced, speaking to the dreams that thrived, or died, and then finally turning my eyes outward. 600 more words



The first step to the cliff’s edge,Your light footing aided you back.

As you approach once more

The aggressive instinct to tug at the grey… 53 more words


was it love?

My heart hurt (it was a strangely good kind of hurt–wait is there even that kind of hurt?), there were butterflies, and happiness spread across my skin. 548 more words


Hello, (Old) Friend(s).

It’s always so refreshing coming back to places you haven’t gone to in such a long time.

That’s what I tell myself every time I visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 414 more words


Adventures in Outlining - October

I’ve written several stories by first outlining them, testing to see which technique, outlining or seat-of-the-pantsing, will help me focus on the story and make the writing easier and quicker. 162 more words

Writing Rambles


I have these amazing women in my life. Women that are bold and brash. Women that are gentle and maternal. Women with voices that can always break through the noise in my head. 569 more words