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Gifts of Arrival at the VCCA

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  Cow flags flying. I love the cow flags. They fly on special occasions– when guests arrive for open studios, when the board arrives for a meeting. What was today? Turns out they were yesterday’s flags still flying. Lucky me.  … Continue reading

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A Reading in Lynchburg

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Would be lovely in anyone is in the area. Please stop by. 

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Not Alone

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I drop down over the lip, my skis slipping sideways as I look for my first turn around a large awkwardly shaped mogul. In all of the years, I have been skiing at Sunday River in Maine, I’ve waved goodbye … Continue reading

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Contemporaries

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Yesterday I had lunch with a friend. We met a few years ago, at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (VCCA), an artists’ retreat in Amherst, Virginia. We joke that we are the same age—if she adds twenty years … Continue reading

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Hiking Solo on Christmas Day

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For nearly two years now, I have been avoiding reading Wild, by Cheryl Strayed, pronouncing her name Stray-ed. She was too young, too smart, too talented and she’d written a memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, solo. Here’s what … Continue reading

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“The Memory Palate” in 1966, A Journal of Creative Nonfiction

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Kelly Gray Carlisle, editor of 1966, A Journal of Creative Nonfiction, has just announced the online publication of issue #4. I’m pleased to say that my essay, “The Memory Palate” is included in the pages. In this essay, I am … Continue reading

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“The Memory Palate” in 1966, A Journal of Creative Nonfiction

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Issue 4 is Coming! by 1966 – A Journal of Creative Nonfiction Our fourth bi-annual issue of 1966 will make its debut this month! We hope you are looking forward to great new creative nonfiction pieces featuring a variety of amazing writers who have traveled … Continue reading

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Nomination For Pushcart

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Thanks to the VCCA for this post. http://vcca.com  And thanks, always to the VCCA for their wonderful gifts of time and space. Morse’s “Houses” Nominated for Pushcart Prize Sandell Morse’s Houses continues to garner accolades. The essay, which first appeared in Ascent, a publication of Concordia … Continue reading

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Program at York Public Library

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Join me Tuesday, December 9 at 4PM at the York Public Library in York, Maine for a program sponsored by the York Diversity Forum. I’ll be talking about my work in progress, a book of essays that are part travel, … Continue reading

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The Oak of Henri IV

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Driving back from Moissac yesterday, I stopped to see the Oak Tree of Henri IV. The story goes that Henri and his entourage of 44 cavaliers, his wife, Queen Margot and a suite of ladies and gentlemen, all arrived on the … Continue reading

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