Blog 2017-06-21T14:27:56+00:00
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 [...]

2403, 2017

Goodreads Giveaway!

  Between March 21 and April 21, 2017 click Goodreads Giveaway! to enter.  There are ten chances to win a copy of Eden: A Novel.  

1203, 2017

Powder Dreams

  I’m just returning from seven days skiing in the Canadian Rockies, staying at the wonderful CMH Cariboo Lodge. If you like the majesty of pristine wilderness, the cleanest air imaginable, and mountains covered with blankets of virgin powder, this is the place for you. Heli-skiing in British Columbia had [...]

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