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Category: WRITING

Sheep

My story SHEEP is being published in the anthology 100 VOICES, volume II Here is a link to the site: Centum Publishing Discount Code is 100V2V48 The anthology is offered in Hard Cover (500) and in Paperback but won’t be available until January 15, 2017 Here is a link to my story: SHEEP

Letter to a Writer Friend

I write (and paint) to create stories that will survive me. I obsess over death, finality, and want to nurture, maintain life. But right now, I feel hurt, frustrated, anxious, and sad. Because I can’t live up to my own standards. And I can’t let go of my standards; I wish I could. I know I want to be in a place that I can relax into and feel good about. That space of creation. But I falter, I resist, I procrastinate and withdraw. I don’t like groups. Writers’ groups, art… Read more Letter to a Writer Friend

Don’t Quit!

I often wonder why I quit. Quit jobs, quit careers, quit projects. My father taught me perseverance. His mantra was: Don’t quit! I remember when I started the School of Journalism right out of high school and stayed for one year, then flunked several exams and had to quit. He was livid. Never seen him that angry and disappointed. I was sad but really, I wasn’t ready. Is that it? That I’m not ready? I graduated with a master degree after six straight years, through community college and universities. I… Read more Don’t Quit!

NORA

Nora, the quintessential female character of breaking free – from the play A Doll’s House by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen – is a favorite of mine! That character of… Read more NORA

PARIS

Seventeen and in Paris on my own. It was my first encounter with the city of love and I was fortunate to stay with an aunt and uncle, who both being workaholics, left me with oceans of time to explore. I hurried out the door to experience the vast world of Paris with its majestic architecture, its towering cathedrals, its world-renowned art collections, its peaceful parks, and its crowds of people. The air was spring like, mild and sunny, although I was spending my Christmas holiday away from my home… Read more PARIS