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Trusting Me With Her Words

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I’ve been helping my granddaughter with her mini college essays, two hundred words, two hundred and fifty words, honored that she has chosen to trust me with her words. I praise her strong sentences, her interesting approach to the prompt. … Continue reading

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Serendipity

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Yesterday, my review of Claudia Rankine’s Citizen, An American Lyric, was up on the Brevity Blog https://brevity.wordpress.com/2016/01/18/citizen-an-american-lyric/ and then up on the magazine itself http://brevitymag.com/book-reviews/a-review-of-claudia-rankines-citizen-an-american-lyric/. Later, I realized that the piece coincided with MLK Day. Probably, an example of right place at … Continue reading

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A Pink Suitcase

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My suitcase is small enough to fit in an overhead bin, light enough to lug—with difficulty—up and down the steep steps of the Paris Metro, light enough to carry—again with difficulty—up the even steeper steps of a bridge that crosses … Continue reading

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Second Place Tiferet 2015 Writing Contest

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  I’m pleased to announce that “Brown Leather Satchel,” one of the essays I’ve been writing about Jews, War and Vichy France placed Second in the Tiferet 2015 Writing Contest. Tiffert publishes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and art that expresses spiritual … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Nominated

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This is the house in Beaulieu sur Dordogne where seventy Jewish refugee girls were saved from deportation and almost certain death during the years of World War Two when Marshall Petain ruled France from Vichy. To the right and out … Continue reading

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An August Evening

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Three orange plastic chairs. One that will be pulled off to one side for the moderator. The spotlight will be on two women, sitting in the center of a boxy wooden platform. Two low mikes on long arms stand ready … Continue reading

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