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Hominid Up

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  One of the joys of writing is reading the work or your friends. Today, Hominid Up, by Neil Shephard, his sixth book of poems. Neil is a long time friend, and although I hardly see him, we are compatriots, … Continue reading

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Summer Water

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Early morning. Moments of rounded pearls. Only, I am awake. My husband, my dog, my son and my granddaughter sleep. Only, my sounds, grinding coffee, boiling water, then carrying my mug into my study. Finally, outside my sliding glass doors, … Continue reading

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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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