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

All those ecstatic exclamation points!!!
Recently, I exchanged a series of texts about possible places to have a celebratory dinner. Because I was hurrying, I didn’t choose my words carefully and typed, “X café sounds O.K.” Without meaning to I conveyed an underwhelmed reaction, which … Continue reading

The World of Holiday Greetings Has Changed
For the last several years, a friend and I have gotten together every December to address Christmas cards and catch up over tea. She still writes at least two dozen, while my output has dwindled to less than 10. I … Continue reading

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