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The Resolution is to Finish Not to Start

I’ve been thinking of this for awhile as deadlines of mine have loomed and past. As brief illness or catatonic stair at the wall have rendered me less than speedy. I don’t need New Year’s resolutions of things that I … Continue reading

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The Year of Changing Dangerously

I’ve been trying to write this post for a month.  That’s how my December has been. It’s now New Year’s Eve and I’m still gathering my thoughts. So here it starts: 2015? Pretty good fucking year. As soon as I … Continue reading

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Why I Wrote SadGirl; Why I Love Theatre

Tonight my second play in two years, The Adventures of SadGirl: Superheroine goes up at the West End Theatre in Quincy, CA. I thank the theatre from the bottom and top of my heart for allowing me to put on … Continue reading

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On Blogging, Writing, and Self-Promotion

The task seems daunting: how does one get ones words out into the world? How does one get those words taken seriously? Often writers are frustrated people. We are frustrated by ourselves when we aren’t writing. Frustrated by people who … Continue reading

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Transitions & Changes Summer

Children are out of school for the summer. They are argue about bedtimes being extended and extended until me their mother has to wait until 11 pm for the sound of silence to invade in its exquisite respite. They are … Continue reading

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The Christmas Letter 2014

It’s the end of the year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I am an American with two incredible children (no really, people who hate children love my children, that’s how fucking cool they are), I live in this house … Continue reading

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A Language Not Always Universal

Since I first heard this Junot Diaz quote I’ve been intrigued: “Motherfuckers will read a book that’s 1/3 elvish, but put two sentences in Spanish and White people think we’re taking over.” – Junot Diaz For some of us, our … Continue reading

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When It All Comes Together

You are not supposed to have favorite students.  Almost every student is my favorite student. What does that mean? Often people ask me why I teach. I think people approach community college teachers with trepidation. How come they aren’t at … Continue reading

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So What is it I’m Writing?

For weeks now I’ve been reading up on agents. This week I’ve been reading the Writer’s Market agent listings although from a few years ago. Trouble is, when I read the sections that say Needs: XYZ. I don’t know anymore … Continue reading

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