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

No More Guilt with Every Bite
At the pottery studio where I take classes, someone recently brought in a box of donuts to celebrate a Hallmark holiday. They were left on the counter with a note that said—Enjoy! The conversation among women in the lunchroom that … Continue reading

Three Keys . . . to What?
My key ring has a nice heft—it’s big enough that I can feel it in my down coat pocket even when I’m wearing puffy mittens. Part of the bulk comes from a beat-up green aluminum bottle opener my son gave … Continue reading

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