Some great ideas come to you in the middle of the night. You jolt awake, every fiber of your body vibrating with excitement as you fumble for scratch paper in your nightstand, desperate to pen every detail before drifting back to sleep. And some great ideas come to you while sitting naked in a hot […]Read more "Spend 2014 with a Manicured Muff"
Edith Chandler Kinder was born on a small farm in the woods of northern Minnesota in 1923. At the age of eighty-three, Edith, my grandmother-in-law, politely allowed me to interview her, slightly flummoxed as to why I should care. For over an hour, she answered my questions in her lilting, singing voice, often resting fingers […]Read more "Edith"
The Internet has been inundated this year with the same link-baiting articles about how to tell if you’re an introvert, how to handle your introvert loved one, what introverts are really thinking, which of your favorite dead celebrities were introverts, if introversion was a One Direction song which would it be and so on and […]Read more "Tell Them You’re An Introvert"
I. She was always seeking the moment when life itself would pool around her, then expand. Sometimes it would occur within the confines of spiritual practice, serene and austere. Other times it would come upon her dead drunk in a bar with an acquaintance whose name she could hardly recall. The largeness of the moment […]Read more "This Is Scripture"
The Eastbank Killer – A Serial Novella Attorney Donna Bosque finds her life turned upside down when an attractive associate at her firm becomes convinced the Eastbank Killer, who has been terrifying Portland, is directly linked to their law firm. Start from the beginning Previous chapter Chapter eight Astrid Merington held the back of Donna’s […]Read more "Eastbank Killer: Chapter Eight"
I suppose what most people expect when they hear that I now occasionally write for a Feminist Publication is some whining about being a female and how difficult that can be. Growing up with the man responsible for accidentally turning our washer and dryer into a home made explosive with industrial grade chemicals, he also […]Read more "Foreign Pharmaceuticals and Feminism"
One way to consider issues of scale for education and connections for youth is to think about ways in which the Internet can be used to its fullest potential. Though there aren’t many educational organizations that do this, Internet based programs thrive in other industries and they are important to consider when we think about […]Read more "Scale, Education and The Internet"
Read part one from December 7 here. Finally, after I left my first husband and was remarried to my second husband for ten years, and raising our young daughter, I went back to school at the age of 35 in 2001. My younger sister made an effort to appear happy for me at the time, […]Read more "On Letting Go: Part Two"
Certain kinds of writers say the book works its way up, not you but I know there is no real way to dig but through, like a dog. “I am working on a book,” she says for us to say. I wonder how that feels: I’m obsessed with a parallel person who wouldn’t still have […]Read more "Big Name"
Here’s an idea. You write a page of a story. Then maybe continue with a second page. Then a third. I read your story and become inspired. The relationship between your two romantic characters is powerful to me. I decide to continue your story from the third page. As you write a fourth page, I […]Read more "A New Storytelling Idea"