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the page after the last day 2017 The calendar rolled over to another year while I was sleeping soundly and peacefully. (I don’t like to say “Happy New Year” in advance. What if I die before midnight? The person I … Continue reading

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Warning: Shameless self-promotion It only took three weeks of monkeying around with the layout of Shorts (the worst part of self-publishing, if you ask me!). Word of advice to poets: it’s likely your layout will not survive the digital age. … Continue reading

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I have not been around much lately, as I have spent the last two-plus months cleaning and decluttering in preparation for possible (and yes, I did!) listing my house for sale. It’s a beautiful house and I love it, our … Continue reading

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…or Why I Don’t Write The blank page, dammit. If there is anything more distressing to a writer, it’s the occasional so-called ‘writers block.’ After all, we as artists are hard-wired to create. Some of us create using physical materials; … Continue reading

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This year’s San Francisco Writers Conference has had to have been the best one ever! I know, I know. So how bad could it be? It’s in San Francisco, my favorite place on the planet, full of things to do … Continue reading

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This was Barry Eisler at one SFWC. One of the best keynote speakers ever! Now that most of winter is over (such as it is, it’s been 40 degrees and mostly no snow, so I’m not complaining), and the holidays … Continue reading

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Image courtesy of Flicker. Just in time for the holidays… I am at my childhood home as I write this. Each time I come back here, a flood of thoughts comes to mind. Like the fact that I am Catholic … Continue reading

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