The long slow lazy days of summer

The long slow lazy days of summer

Fall Newsletter Her pleasure in the walk must arise from the exercise and the day, from the view of the last smiles of the year upon the tawny leaves and withered hedges, and from repeating to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of...
A Twofer!

A Twofer!

  As deliciously surprising as it was be named a 2020 Next Generation Indie Books Awards Finalist for Memoirs it was astounding to find out that the wondrous Ben Tanzer had also entered me in the NGIBA Regional category. Huge congratulations to the winners and my...
Creative thinking in the time of COVID-19

Creative thinking in the time of COVID-19

“Thinking outside the box” has taken on a whole new meaning during the Covid-19 response. Musicians offer virtual concerts from their living rooms, commencement addresses are streamed, happy hours are zoomed, businesses have to rethink how they do … well,...
Reading in the time of COVID-19

Reading in the time of COVID-19

Old New Worlds Part II Chapter Fourteen         As my contralto-nutritionist friend Monica Reinagel has pointed out, “By now, you’ve gotten emails from every website and business you’ve ever visited, announcing how they are responding...
Kazuo Ishiguro’s affirmation

Kazuo Ishiguro’s affirmation

Moving in the rarified circles of a creative writing MFA, where writers like David Foster Wallace and Jack Kerouac are gods, I tended to keep a low profile about my abiding love for Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre.” Ever since, as a teenager, I first read my mother’s...

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