May 2, 2019

There are times when human encounters are really painful. I had one yesterday. I knew a girl who we shall call Cheryl. I’ve known her as Cher for almost two decades. I said ‘Hi Cheryl’ last night only to be told ‘I’m Cheryl’. I said ‘I’ve known you since the year 2000...

October 16, 2017

When did sleep become a priority over writing?  For at least three years I have given myself the gift of writing, every morning first thing.  For thirty minutes to one hour (if I was on a roll) I grab my little book and fill pages with words. Because I am a business wr...

May 3, 2017

This is not Spring.  It’s an extended late winter.  I have never seen so much rain.  Yet, though we are all apparently longing for the sun, the plants and trees are exploding with green.  They are drinking in all the water, and are lush and healthy.

Why i...

March 17, 2017

A one woman show is a lot like a roller coaster ride.  You are excited and nervous going in.  You scream and laugh internally while it is going.  At the end you say “what the HELL did I do that for”?

If you are the shy type like me, and only APPEAR to be an ex...

December 7, 2016

The light seeping in my windows is thin, watery.  Coastal air clings to my skin like a nervous child.  Even with a shawl its clamminess does not leave. 

     The garden is sopping, at least I do not have to water. 

     When it is grey and the cl...

June 19, 2016

          Father’s Day I read through posts on Facebook and view endearing photos of dads with their kids. I don’t think I have one photograph of me with my father.  There are group photographs, but nothing of the two of us.  I wouldn’t want one. I do have his painting...