Miracle Country: A Memoir of a Family and a Landscape Many of us who live in the West, especially California … Continue reading Book Report: A story of person and place
This piece was first published in the Nevada Appeal in 2003. I’ve passed many more milestones since that time. Retirement, … Continue reading More milestones, nearly twenty years later…
If this sounds familiar, you’re right. I published it back in May, but thought I’d re-post today. Libby’s story of how she spent the morning of September 11 is very nearly my story. Again, writing what I know. Continue reading Friday Field Trip: City Cafe’ & Bakery
At thirty, the fictional Claire Jordan finds her calling in international relief and takes a job with UNICEF, the United … Continue reading Friday Field Trip: UNICEF & NYC
First, let me say how much I learned while reading The Island of Sea Women. I knew nothing of Jeju … Continue reading Forgiving the unforgivable
While nowhere near Carson City, Puerto Rico figures into my novel, US, NOW AND THEN briefly but significantly. Claire’s Peace … Continue reading Friday Field Trip: Puerto Rico
Having just spent time in China while reading The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane with its themes of family ties … Continue reading Why do people leave?
“You cannot blame anyone else for what you do. You cannot blame your past for who you are. You are responsible for you. You make your own choices.” Continue reading Trevor Noah and the power of language