There’s an itch within me for some lies too. But not the kind of lies that make headlines. No. My crave is for fictional tales that run the gamut from historical fiction, fantasy, and some chick-lit for those times when I’ve just had enough of the humans on Planet Earth.
Why I Wrote “Isu Learns to Swim”
Northern elephant seals (NES) are really more weird than most other marine mammals. They migrate from roughly the Bering Strait and the north Pacific twice a year to mostly California beaches mainland and islands, and northern Baja California islands. The topography of the beach must be just so. The first haul out is to shed their fur (and rest and regain their muscle tone); then they mosey on back to give birth and breed on the beach
Our Interconnectedness Revealed
The first inkling I had on this interconnected business was in 2004 when I was in treated for breast cancer. I told my oncologist that I was slipping out from Santa Fe, NM for a bit, and going to go hang out at the beach. The oncologist, who reminded me of a Norman Rockwell character of a doctor, said, “Excellent idea. The ocean is our primordial connection. But don’t get a sunburn!”
Avian Antics in a Troubled World
Busty orange breasts take presence in the courtyard, wiry feet cling to a copper rim precariously balancing the full weight of each robin fat from a harvest… Read more “Avian Antics in a Troubled World”
A Meditation for America
Eager to give what I might to bring light to the table of American politics, as opposed to the impenetrable block wall under maniacal construction that divides your vision from mine, as opposed to chatting about truth and lies and finding a way through unwieldy thorns, a group mediation was offered to help uplift the American electorate. I read the invitation as calming the fire with love. That resonated.
Memoir Writing. Narcissistic or a Gift?
Featured in Vibrant Nation “Why do you feel compelled to tell everyone your story?” a friend asked after reading my memoir-in-progress posts. I was unsure if she… Read more “Memoir Writing. Narcissistic or a Gift?”
The Contrast & Dismay Of Gay Rights and Law
This post is also featured in the SLO New Times Billy, a smart and handsome 30-something young man, and I cozied-up over a delightful glass of a… Read more “The Contrast & Dismay Of Gay Rights and Law”
Travel Journalist’s Ukraine Adventure Becomes Personal Discovery
Last November, I asked to review Judith Fein’s recently published book, The Spoon from Minkowitz. She forwarded the PDF copy with follow-up emails probing my thoughts about… Read more “Travel Journalist’s Ukraine Adventure Becomes Personal Discovery”
“Would You Sleep With a Black Man?” — Thoughts On Racism
Passionate and powerful writers lay their words on cyber paper about the state of racism in America today. Some scribe and speak (lightly veiled) disgust towards the… Read more ““Would You Sleep With a Black Man?” — Thoughts On Racism”
Chiaroscuro – Thoughts on the Darkest Day of the Year
It’s the art of seeking good that is the art of seeking God for others. But without grace the search stifles. Grace is the stickler here. Admittedly,… Read more “Chiaroscuro – Thoughts on the Darkest Day of the Year”