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June 22, 2022

Uncle Julio

The Texture of Voices Music is part of most people’s childhoods. I know that. I can’t say all but based on my forty-plus years on Earth, […]
May 4, 2022

Llll-ilacs and Micro Fiction

Send Me Your Thunder in 50 Words Is May bringing you flowers? Longer work hours? Soapy showers? Our lilacs are in bloom, and my lord, are […]
March 21, 2022

BlackBerry Winter

When I googled synonyms for “Spring, the season”, the phrase Blackberry Winter appeared, and now I officially will never be the same. I love it. This photo is one I took last […]
January 26, 2022


Winter 2022 Dear Subscribers,  I’d like to reinvent my newsletter and blog for 2022 as one less about me– since I’m in a “many saucepans on […]
May 29, 2021

Rainy Day Excerpts

Hey friends. It’s a cold and rainy Memorial Day Weekend on the Jersey Shore, so here I am saying hi! Revisions for Italian Bones in the […]
March 12, 2021

March Morsels

Some of my favorite reads this year so far: Queen by Suzanne Crain Miller Brass by Xhenet Aliu Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo Caterpillar Summer by […]
February 17, 2021

February’s Spell

The first week of February slapped me silly. Like knocked me down, tickled me until I couldn’t breathe, and even smooshed lots of snow in my […]
November 23, 2020

Novemberly News

Greetings friends!  I hope this finds everyone safe and healthy. It hasn’t been exactly…easy. I would love to update all of you with my writing pursuits […]
May 23, 2020

Inside, Outside, then Inside Again

We find ourselves having different days that match up with all kinds of things to make us happy. For me, in the early days of quarantine, […]
November 25, 2019

Arrivederci 2019

2019 was a solid year. I finally read the Harry Potter series. (Severus Snape is one of the best characters ever written anywhere, any time, by […]
October 21, 2019

I Want to be a Runner, But My Brain Won’t Let ME

I know, right? Am I out of breath? No. Do my legs hurt? Nope. Am I just too old for this? Hell no. It’s my brain […]
July 29, 2019


If you make art, you have to learn to deal with rejection. It doesn’t mean you can’t cry. It doesn’t mean you can’t throw things. But […]