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Mom’s Night Out Might Just Stay In 1

I was invited to an early screening of a movie being released on Mother’s Day weekend. My friends Melanie, Carisa and I settled into our seats with our swag bags with open minds. Until the dude said “this movie is faith-based” and has a nice but lighthearted message. I’m open […]


Assume the Critique Position 1

  My novel Seven Days in May will be available in paperback and ebook on March 1. In the meantime, it is in the hands of a delicate and gentle friend who is combing the work for mistakes and confusing text and weird timeline glitches. Thank goodness for gentle friends […]


Ripping Stitches

Last winter I knitted a Harry Potter house sweater for my nephew. He loves it. But his standards are far too low. I told him not to tell anyone I knitted it, because the sleeves were askew, and the supposed roll collar was more of a cowl. I had used […]


Why I Read 1

Frau Diller was a sharp-edged woman with fat glasses and a nefarious glare. She developed this evil look to discourage the very idea of stealing from her shop which she occupied with soldierlike posture, a refrigerating voice, and even breath that smelled like “heil Hitler.” The shop itself was white […]


Writing Who You Are

As part of my degree in English Literature, which as we all know is a highly sought after major by businesses far and wide, I was required to take a course in Literary Criticism. LIt Crit, we called it, and only juniors and seniors could enroll. The resident homo-erotic-passage-finding, Alfred […]