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May 18, 2023

Empathy…and teens…

I’ve taken a break from writing. I’ve jumped face first into reading and audiobooks again. Which is so common for writers. If the words aren’t falling […]
March 20, 2023

“My Very Own Don Loper Original”

Dogs? The Art of doing things alone? The placing of friends in categories unbeknownst to them, and how this is a new and icky concept to […]
February 1, 2023

Do Look Back.

Yes, that’s me in all of my 1983-toothless truth. I’ve never looked better, flaunting my unconventional Aquarian spirit. That’s code for I didn’t need to fit in. There […]
December 11, 2022


Tis the season for a lot of stressful things, let’s be honest. But also let’s be honest about it being a season where we reflect on […]
October 11, 2022

Mushrooms and Pear

I hope October has brought you more treats than tricks. I don’t have a bunch to say or report this month. I’m waist deep into a […]
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 […]