2305, 2017

Audio Book Faves

I spilled the beans in my last blog post that I'm a huge fanof the audiobook and that with the diminishing time I find to sit down, I'm devouring books through my ears instead.  I especially enjoy listening to books that have a lot of dialogue and/or accents (even when reading with [...]

1605, 2017

EDEN: The Audiobook

Having a book in my hands is a luxury.  That is, sitting upright in a chair and reading an actual book is a luxury. Reading by daylight is almost a holy enterprise, the things vacations are made of.  Even so, my consumption of literature has never been greater.  When I'm [...]

1005, 2017

A Tree, A Son, and A Book: A Different Take on Mother’s Day

I published this article on Huffington Post on May 9, 2017   Renowned Cuban poet, Jose Marti, underscored the human need for creative expression when he wrote, “There are three things every person should do in his or her life — plant a tree, have a son, and write a [...]

1804, 2017

That Man in the Greenhouse, Reykholt, Iceland

  Iceland is a pretty popular travel destination these days – primarily due to a trend toward adventure and outdoor recreation, but also thanks to great airline promotions sponsored by Icelandair. I was in Iceland for ten days in early April to attend the Iceland Writer’s Retreat. The conference, which [...]

1304, 2017

Spreading Her Love

  My Mother’s Yarzheit.... Sedona, AZ March 21, 2017 Some people can barely suppress their shock when I tell them I am still spreading my mother's ashes, 13 years after her passing. Most people don’t have such authority when it comes to these types of things… there are typically other [...]

1204, 2017

The Westerly Memoir Project

  The Westerly Memoir Project (WMP) embarks on its second summer  July 11, 2017.  The project blends top-notch instruction in the art of memoir with the long-term goal of creating an anthology of personal essays, all set in the treasured seaside community of Westerly, RI.  Grub Street, a creative writing center [...]

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