an odd pursuit for a shy person

My family and friends don’t always know what I’m thinking, yet I put my innermost thoughts on the page for the world to read. I regularly ask myself, “Why? Who wants to know?”

Writing memoir and personal essays goes beyond the satisfaction of expressing essential truths in my life; I’m always searching for truths that touch others. When readers are moved, I’ve done my job. That’s why I write.

From the WordSisters Blog

Lawn Care Craziness (Or in Spring, Anything Seems Possible)
I have never cared deeply about having a perfect velvety green lawn. And yet . . . Continue reading

Why March?
I can’t bear to see 40-50 years of progress—on civil rights, women’s rights, and environmental protections—disappear. Continue reading


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