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Ageism Among Women

As a writer, I’m always on the lookout for conferences and women’s groups to affiliate with and further my work. So, when a national...

The Age of Accepting and Adapting

Things are in flux. Not just in my life and my world, but on the grander scale beyond. With each new development it feels like a series...

The Autumn Equinox of 2020

It is the Autumn Equinox of 2020, a year like no other in my life. There is no sound, nor sight o f the event as yet, no light breaking...

Learning to Love Hiking Solo

For every reason I had for learning to hike alone, someone offered a cautionary tale to discourage me. But, as my hiking partners aged...

A Reluctant Reentry

I was in grade school when we landed a team of astronauts on the moon. I remember it vividly, as I imagine most people do who were alive...

Connecting Through the Isolation

I anticipated the proclamation, I felt sure the order to shelter in place would go on another month. I suspect it may be even longer. As...

We're More Than Skin Deep

I’ve been working on my social media presence. Not something I would normally devote time and energy to, but it’s apparently what a...

The Land of Ladyhood

It’s 1966 and I’m 11 years old. My favorite cousin, Andrea, has arrived unexpectedly to see my mother and I’ve been sent to the yard to...

Celebrating the Winter Solstice

The winter solstice marks the beginning of winter, the longest night of the year. The pagans, drawing their wisdom from the natural...

Early Morning Lessons from Nature

I’ve been awake for hours, lying in the dark listening to the syncopated rhythm of the rain, reflecting on what has come and gone over...

Never Ending Firsts

I’ve arrived. I’ve been looking forward to this trip to Kauai for months, ever since I booked my reservation for the Kauai Writer’s...

Farewell to Summer

Summer is leaving me and I am sad. The air outside is damp and cold even though it is not yet November. I feel cheated. I want more....

Life at Its Fullest

Funny thing about living life to its fullest, it causes tension, trepidation and sometimes real fear. That’s how it is when I push my...

Life Goes On

Yesterday I experienced one of those moments of “ah ha” that are usually chalked up to coincidence. But I prescribe more to the school of...

Bloom Where You're Planted

Bloom Where You’re Planted As life goes on over time, we change, everyone does. Sometimes, we drift off course caught up in a tide of...

What's the Good Word?

When I was a young girl, I had a neighbor named Frank. Frank was handsome, statuesque, intelligent, cheerful and terminally ill. I grew...

I Understand

Walking my dog in the park one early morning, I encountered a man doing the same. I put my dog on her leash and stepped off to the side...

The Buck

The Buck On a late afternoon ride, I stumbled upon a small plaque I’d never seen before. I walked my bike on the pedestrian sidewalk to...

Looking Back to See the Future

Looking back on the path that brought me here, to this precise moment in this exact spot, I realize how each seemingly insignificant...

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