A Lesson In What I Don’t Want

I hope the title, and the contents of this post, is not too off-putting when I say it’s about Diana Gabaldon’s visit here last week. It’s just that the simple fact is┬áthat as I read my notes from her reception and subsequent public presentation and viewing it in hindsight, I wasn’t left in awe or […]

Cleveland & The Muses

This spring, my little family (me, my mother, and my husband) took a day trip to Cleveland. We had tickets to hear the symphony perform Mozart’s Requiem. It had been my mother’s dream for many years to hear Cleveland’s symphony perform in the hallowed domain of Severance Hall. The hub known as University Circle is […]

On 30 and Looking Back: A Millennial Story

I turned thirty years old yesterday. React however you may, whether it’s a number in your past or your future, you cannot deny its landmark status. No longer a twenty-something, I had many people attesting how great their thirties were. I don’t deny its possibilities and freedom but it feels like taking a hard swallow […]

Fan Filter: Reader/Writer Involvement in Serialized Fiction

As I edge more and more into the world of ‘legitimate’ writing, should we like to think of published writing in such a way, I’m continuing to learn new things with each class, meeting, workshop, and encounter I have in the Writer’s World. One awareness I have uncovered and an experience I cherish comes from […]

These BONI Dreams, Under my Pillow: Day 7

The Ending. Has it been a day or a week? AM: Our last meal together. I was really cognizant that it was all ending today, so everything felt sad to me. A lot of these people I’ll never see again. If I’m lucky, I’ll see a few of them again some time, but who knows […]