sharing stories from life

Searching for someone in the emergency room, loading the car with moving boxes, or finding an old letter might become the inspiration for one of my personal essays, memoirs, or blogs.

Like visual artists who incorporate “found objects”—a feather, a brass key, beach glass—into their work, I seek the profound in the found objects of my personal experience. In my writing, I strive to capture essential truths that move readers.

from the WordSisters blog

7 Things That Surprised Me about France
My recent trip to Paris, Chartres, Bayeux (near D-Day landings), and Versailles was wonderful. A lot has changed since I visited decades ago—much of it in good ways. 1. Parisiennes don’t mind speaking English. When I visited France years ago, I … Continue reading

Squirreling It Away
The impulse to preserve the harvest seems to be encoded in my DNA. Continue reading



"Raw Materials" in The Sunlight Press

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