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Here I share personal musings on the art of practicing a creative lifestyle. I encourage you to comment and join the conversation about your own experiences finding and following your creative path.

Day of the Dead Poem

Day of the Dead Poem

There are Lonely Cemeteries (after Pablo Neruda) but not in Romerillo, Chiapas, on Day of the Deadwhen colossal chrysanthemums cover pinebranch crosses, whisper and wave on windy hillside. A voyeur tourista, I hide beneath umbrella up inclinefollowing villagers who...

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1960s Family Bar-B-Q

1960s Family Bar-B-Q

Leslie banged plastic keys on her highchair’s tray. My brothers Todd and Sandy, heaved lemons from our tree at each other up in the rose garden.“You boys knock it off,” Mom yelled.They stopped, stared at her, and went right back to it. The second eldest in the boy,...

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It’s Jacaranda Time!

It’s Jacaranda Time!

Fleeting BeautiesAlong San Diegospring sidewalksjoyful jacarandasburst luscious lavender blooms.Before long they fade wrinklefall crushed beneathfeet to elicit perfume bittersweetuntil kind wistfulwinds do sweep. The Avocet, A Journal of Nature PoetrySpring 2020...

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Bird Nerd Alert!

Bird Nerd Alert!

Surprise At sunrise florescent hummingbird pops upfrom sweet-smelling sage, zips to my windowpane. She hovers on helicopterwings, gazes inside to mesmerize, makesme glow with a smile.I realize it’s been a while. Published in The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry,...

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Does He Know the Secrets of the Universe?

Does He Know the Secrets of the Universe?

With exacting zeal, Tommy mimicsa serious man drinking a café con leche at an Upper West Side bar.Unshaven, wearing a jaunty Frenchcap, energized and spontaneoushe scribbles tiny indecipherablenotes and diagrams with black ink. Shimmering clusters of circlesand dots...

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What Are Your Intentions?

What Are Your Intentions?

  Almost a year in lockdown now and with a new novel released into the world my workaholic tendencies have escalated. I find myself spending almost all my time marketing the Anne McFarland Series, or researching and drafting my next book. Don’t get me wrong I...

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Help Me With A 2021 Poem

Help Me With A 2021 Poem

  Here's my good riddance poem to last year. 2020 in ReviewGet downLow downUp & downLockdownDeep downDownward spiral Write it downEconomic downturnPolitical breakdownUpside downDowntroddenKnockdown drag outDowntown marchesBeaten downLockdownDown in the...

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4 Ways Books Can Nourish Us This Holiday Season

4 Ways Books Can Nourish Us This Holiday Season

Cooped up at home with traditions and travel plans thwarted, separated from those we care about most, grieving the loss of income, health and loved ones this will be a difficult holiday season for most of us. There’s one thing still available to all to nourish,...

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Busting My Bustle

Busting My Bustle

There’s nothing like releasing a novel during a pandemic, racial unrest and a national election. I’ve always liked a challenge though and I've been busting my bustle getting ready for the October 13 release of my third novel, The Green Lace Corset. I’m happy it's...

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New Book Cover Revealed!

New Book Cover Revealed!

La-di-da, la-di-do! Here it is! Creating this cover was quite a challenge but a joy, nevertheless. I often use Pinterest to search for inspiration. I typed in 1880 fashions, the era of my next book, scrolled through and fell for a vintage green corset with black lace...

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