Tread Softly On My Dreams

“I have spread my dreams under your feet; / Tread softly because you tread on my dreams” —W. B. Yeats, “Aedh Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” 5:30 a.m. and I am on Facebook.  Something is wrong with this picture.  One, I should still be asleep and two . . .Facebook, really?   So at least […] Read more »

The Power of Rejection

“When you’re following your inner voice, doors tend to eventually open for you, even if they mostly slam at first.”   – Kelly Cutrone. My I have been absent from my writing.  I don’t like that yet sometimes it just happens.  Actually it came about because two different agents told me with great kindness that they […] Read more »

Writing Pitfalls and Perseverance

In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm… in the real world all rests on perseverance.   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I now understand why Jim (my husband) lost incentive to bike, run, and swim once he didn’t qualify for the iron-man fifteen years ago.  I always thought it was just an excuse to quit […] Read more »

It’s All About You!

Cancer changes your life, often for the better. You learn what’s important, you learn to prioritize, and you learn not to waste your time.  – Joel Siegel I know, your Aunt Sally died. I know, Uncle Henry lived for years with his cancer.  I know, your friend Melinda was mis-diagnosed and had treatment she didn’t […] Read more »

Memoir Excerpt – Chapter 2 continued

Week 2 / August 27 – September 1  continued   (Italicized = original journal from day one) What did I do to cause it?  What should I have done differently?  What do I do now?  Can I trust again?  Can I be healthy again?    This unwanted, non-focusing mantra played for a long time in my head.  […] Read more »