Absence

Absence

If absence makes the heart grow fonder, you guys must be loving me by now! I’ve been traveling, checking up on ill family members, setting up an upcoming writers’ conference, combining a couple households, looking at small houses for future retirement (downsizing a bit), and, oh yeah…working!  And somewhere in there, I’ve done a very little bit of writing. Sometimes I […]

A New Respect

A New Respect

This is my first blog post in a long time, mainly because I’ve been so busy with some urgent issues, and haven’t even THOUGHT about writing – which brings me to the subject of this post. Recently I acquired a temporary house-mate. Up until that time, I lived completely alone for a very long time, […]

Hyperbole much?

Hyperbole much?

Am I the only one that’s tired of the internet screaming at me? You may have noticed it, too. The headlines blare You will be Amazed! or You’ll Never Guess What Happens Next!. Just this morning, when I opened my home page, these words and phrases assaulted me not just once, but several times: The […]

What is the Future of Literature?

What is the Future of Literature?

I remember thinking my children weren’t getting the quality of education they needed in high school. Later, the same thoughts went through my head when my grandchildren took that step. Five years ago, when I decided to enter college, I saw an article that said about 75% of college freshmen had to take remedial courses – […]

Do You Have Great Expectations?

Do You Have Great Expectations?

Recently I was discussing a book with one of my friends, and I told her I didn’t get what I expected to get from it and was disappointed. She asked me How do I decide what I expect from a book, and Do I always expect something? Hmmm…I hadn’t ever tried to define my feelings […]