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Slush Pile

Dear Editor,* It’s highly likely this piece will end up lost in your slush pile. What to say to an editor of an anthology about traveling during a year when international borders were closed? How to differentiate my story from … Continue reading

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Turn And Face The Strange

This week, the Feminist Survival Project podcast is going to end, and they asked their listeners share what they learned, and so I thought I’d get bloggy with it as a way to express my gratitude for their podcast and … Continue reading

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Quick Sketch

I promised myself I’d try to blog at least once a month this year, so here it is. I don’t really have anything in the bloggy draft that I’m ready to click publish with, and I just realized that September … Continue reading

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Chapter 3: A Memoir

The trouble with goals is that you’re constantly working toward what you used to want. ~Sarah Manguso from 300 Arguments I keep this notebook of the memoir I’m working on, and it has sat collecting dust for the past two … Continue reading

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Ça Depend

We all carry trace fossil’s within us–the marks that the dead and the missed leave behind. Handwriting on the envelope, the wear on a wooden step left by footfall; the memory of a familiar gesture by someone gone, repeated so … Continue reading

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Chapter 2: A Memoir

This week I spent my morning writing time working on the second chapter of my book, “On and Off The Trail.” I’ve decided to ditch Medium after learning there is a paywall, and I’m not actually down with (wait for … Continue reading

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Finishing The Thing

Bovary is not exactly racing along: two pages in a week! Sometimes I am so discouraged I could jump out a window. ~Gustav Flaubert Last weekend, the mister and I went on a hot date to the public library. We … Continue reading

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Like A Pentimento

It’s like finding that the sky and the sun are always there and that it’s the storms and the clouds that come and go. ~Pema Chödrön Lately I’ve been reading my old work journals. I keep my writing about work … Continue reading

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The Kind of People Who Leave Dirt on the Floor

A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming. ~Barbarella When I was a little girl, maybe no more than ten, I remember telling my dad I wanted to be a hairdresser when I grew up. He cut me off before … Continue reading

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Storm Chaser

This past weekend I stayed in a very rustic cabin on Camano Island during a power outage caused by a wind storm. The power went out when I got there at 6pm on Friday, and it didn’t come on again … Continue reading

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