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

Santa and the Spirit of Christmas (Spoiler Alert!)
A willing co-conspirator: Santa and the Spirit of Christmas Continue reading

Changing Thanksgiving Traditions
When I was a girl, Thanksgiving dinner might occur on Thanksgiving itself or the day after—whichever day my father had off from the fire department. The table was set for eight with an ironed tablecloth, Mom’s sterling silverware, and her … Continue reading



"Raw Materials" in The Sunlight Press

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