Lightening the Burden of History

Yesterday we sat chatting in the kitchen with our wonderful Memphis realtor as we worked to get the house just right for photographs. (It listed yesterday!) He asked Steve what he taught. History, Steve said. ”History was made yesterday, wasn’t it?” Our realtor said. My heart sank. I’ve been out of the news lately and…

Between the Cracks

Since we bought the new house, things have started falling through the cracks. Time has taken on an eerie timeless quality that nonetheless moves faster than we can breathe. I know that I’ve missed emails, missed due dates, and missed at least two events that I planned to go to. We are in the midst…

Adventures in Housing

It is done! We have a new house with tons of possibilities to become a stunning house. It is by far the most expensive thing we’ve ever owned and the work we need to do is intimidatingly large. But there is a great joy in bringing beauty into the world, which is what we will…

Update

It seems like it has been forever and a day since I updated this blog. My life has spun into a crazy pace between writing and preparing to close on a house and moving our possessions into it. Some things cannot get done on time because it turns out that while work has an elastic…

Racing!

Today I found a blog so wonderful, I had to share it with my writing friends. I love a good writing book and I’ve bought hundreds over the years. In fact, I just bought a bunch through StoryBundle’s twice yearly offering of books for writers. (It’s a good deal, check it out!) Writing Slices is…

Part Time in the Enchanted Land

When I left my job at FedEx one of my friends asked me, “But what will you do? You’ll be so bored.” I appreciated her compassionate concern but I’ve been anything but bored. The truth is that there is more work to do in the world, both to make the world a better place and…

Boxes

Lately we contemplated buying another house and spent time searching for a better house for us. But today I realized that houses are just boxes. It isn’t changing one box for another box that matters, What matters is how I extend beyond the box I’m in through art and writing. Or how I extend my…

A Spinning Top

My world is in a tizzy of work and activity, but I didn’t want to let the week go without giving you an update. A spinning top is a miracle of physics. It cannot stay upright on its own but once you put it in motion it stays up and even travels slightly across the…

ISBN Numbers and New Beginnings

Happy Easter to all my friends who celebrate! My your day be filled with joy and chocolate. I’m ironing out the last few wrinkles with getting Lightning Scarred set up as a paperback book. It’s surprising how much easier ebooks are than real printed books. I’m glad I waited to do this until I had…

Passover Greetings

Happy Passover! I have a story in the current JewishFiction.net inspired by our family Zoom seder last year. “What Elijah Brought” is an unusual love story with a guaranteed Happy Ever After ending. It’s free to read right now. Kris Rusch told me that it made her tear up and urged me to send it…