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On the Eve of Fifty

On the Eve of Fifty

I’m about to turn fifty. Half a century, a milestone. An age I once thought of as ancient.  Until this birthday, I’ve not worried about my age, not ever. The number of years I’d been alive had never made me feel old. When I was a child, I’d...
On Not Giving Up

On Not Giving Up

This post could also be called On Failure, or On Working Hard, or On Learning Life’s Lessons the Hard Way. When I was young, I spent most of each summer in our above-ground pool, swimming and jumping and tumbling and doing laps of its 20-foot length. I thought I...
I’m Guest Blogging

I’m Guest Blogging

Gulara Vincent invited me to write a guest post about my novel, Ida’s Children, and the story behind its evolution. Gulara left the topic broad, and told me I could write either about the development of my novel or why I started writing in the first place. I thought...
For Fathers’ Day

For Fathers’ Day

I wrote this piece a couple of years’ ago. It’s some of my early writing so please forgive the errors and simplicity! It was one of the first pieces I wrote in my own ‘voice’ and was published in the OOTA anthology, ‘Jukebox’, in...
(Un)Happy Mothers’ Day

(Un)Happy Mothers’ Day

What do you do when you dread ‘Mothers’ Day’ coming around each year? When those words cause your insides to shrivel because all they do is remind you of the Mothers’ Days of your childhood, when you hid in your bedroom, while your mother stood...
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