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One of the greatest obstacles to creative expression is denial. Lying to myself about who I am, what I am doing, and what I am capable of becoming. The truly heinous thing about lying to myself is that it is an almost automatic response to life. Over the years that... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Lion's Tooth
For the past weeks, I have been mentoring a high school student on his Senior Project. He has chosen to make Creative Writing his topic and is slogging away at short stories as we speak. For part of our time together every day, I have been sharing with him bits... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2019 at The Lion's Tooth
I woke this morning at 4 a.m. with one of those muffled headaches that makes the prospect of opening eyes, brushing teeth, and making coffee seem impossible. But I soldiered on. As I sat in my cozy armchair, the twinkling Christmas lights at my back and my marble journal in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at The Lion's Tooth
I woke this morning at 4 a.m. with one of those muffled headaches that makes the prospect of opening eyes, brushing teeth, and making coffee seem impossible. But I soldiered on. As I sat in my cozy armchair, the twinkling Christmas lights at my back and my marble journal in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2019 at The Lion's Tooth
Some friends of ours are relocating from the mainland to Hawaii. For the past months, they have chronicled their journey - making the decision to follow a dream. We have watched them sell furniture and cars, obtain licenses to work on the island, say goodbye to friends and coworkers at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2019 at The Lion's Tooth
At my recent signing events for my new book When the Moon Winks, people have asked me "What is the most important thing you did to write this book?" My answer: I showed up. Every day, until the book was done, and through the process of editing and rewrite, I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2019 at The Lion's Tooth
In my morning meditation I read a quotation from the Dalai Lama. It goes like this: what science finds to be nonexistent, we must accept as nonexistent, but what science merely does not find is a completely different matter. It is quite clear that there are many, many, mysterious things.... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2019 at The Lion's Tooth
Recently, someone remarked to me that "You are so lucky." In truth, luck had very little to do with the fact that since 2015, I have written and published two novels, two feature films, and one poetry chapbook. That in the past year alone I have held multiple readings/signings in... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2019 at The Lion's Tooth
Pre-school teachers have known for years the necessity of down time, that precious nap that interrupts an otherwise high voltage day full of creativity, energy and combustible wonder. It isn’t just the kids who need the break. It’s the teachers, too, who crave a little less noise, a little time... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2019 at The Lion's Tooth
If my words have moved you, and I hope they have, please visit GoFundMe.com and make a donation to my campaign: Help a Poet Read Her Poems in England. I feel lucky to count you as my friend. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at My Blog
In two days, I will launch my new women's fiction novel. To my thinking, When the Moon Winks is coming out at the perfect time of the year. I look out my living room window and see the purple and yellow iris swaying in the breeze, the lilacs have been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at The Lion's Tooth
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