Finding the Life Preserver

I’ve taken the train early on a Saturday morning many times. In fact, I took it every week for a year when I was going to culinary school. But I was so incredibly tired on those mornings (I was working full time as well) that I never paid attention to anything. Well, not any more … Continue reading Finding the Life Preserver

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What I Learned This Summer

I got back a few days ago from GCLS in New Orleans and wrote all about it over at Women & Words. One of the most memorable moments for me was when Dorothy Allison, author of Bastard Out of Carolina and other works, said during her keynote speech: My daddy was a son of a … Continue reading What I Learned This Summer

Obeying the Muse

Autumn is in the air now and there’s no mistaking that the summer is over. The leaves are turning, everyone has their Halloween decorations and other fall accoutrement on display, and coffee shops are advertising their pumpkin lattes. We’ve come to the end of another month and I haven’t gotten nearly as far in my … Continue reading Obeying the Muse