A ROCK GARDEN IN SPRING

A ROCK GARDEN IN SPRING

It’s spring in the Sierra foothills. Our world is coming awake after the long night of winter. I began to feel creative sap rising in me, as if I was one of the gnarly oaks on our 20 acres that were sprouting tender green leaves almost overnight.     I...
ON THE RADIO

ON THE RADIO

Listening to my interview with Linda Toren, poet, teacher, and host of A Way With Words on KQBM Radio 90.7 FM, I felt like an honored guest talking with Terry Gross. The focus was my book, BURNING WOMAN, Memoirs of an Elder, to be published by She Writes Press in June...
THE WEDDING

THE WEDDING

Fingers of sunlight had just begun to brush the horizon a delicate shade of pink when the hot tub called to me. Tom was still asleep. I slipped out of bed as quietly as possible, padded outside in bare feet, and sank into the warm water, steam rising in the chill air....
THE SPOKEN WORD

THE SPOKEN WORD

Tom Is producing my audiobook for BURNING WOMAN, Memoirs of an Elder. We’re in a makeshift sound studio in his office. I’m wearing headphones, reading into a microphone. Beginning on page 21, I hear my words spoken in a deep, resonant voice as it they’re bouncing off...
BEACHED

BEACHED

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making plans. —John Lennon We slid our two-person kayak into Drake’s Estero and, one at a time, edged into our seats butt first, as if getting into a buoyant sports car, myself in front and Tom in back. Early morning fog,...
THERAPY ON ZOOM?

THERAPY ON ZOOM?

  I flipped my appointment book back to March 16, 2020. The page is covered in red ink circling the names of clients I needed to contact to schedule virtual sessions. Scrawled across the week’s calendar in purple highlighter is “COVID. I started with phone...