From the Slush Pile: Michael Ondaatje and Me

Since serving as Associate Editor at Hayden’s Ferry Review, I continue to keep a finger on the pulse of the literary offerings at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing. I’m thankful for my experiences at Piper and the … Continue reading

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Writing Through the Handicaps, Or Not.

Just when I established a rhythm, just when I thought I had it all under control, it all kind of oozed out between my fingers. Or at least one finger. I was on a (writing) roll in February. Kids were … Continue reading

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Just a Blogging Moment: Keep it Simple

  I have a habit of making everything more complex than need be. Parenting, writing, dinner. You name it. I over-analyze it, over-write it, over-cook it, before—if I’m lucky—finding the simple, elegant, less time-consuming approach. And let’s face it, we’re … Continue reading

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Writer’s Notebook: Summer Writing

A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely unhappen. -Edward deBono Some of you may have felt my summer silence.  There have been a lot of moments that matter and little time to consider how they would fall into the … Continue reading

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