April 15, 2020

Obsession In the Age of COVID-19: How do we manage thoughts in an overwhelming time?

I have learned to take off my Apple Watch: the news updates that I thought I constantly needed are making me jumpy. Some distance is needed. […]
November 20, 2019

Mom Mom’s Gefülte Noodle

My grandmother is perched on a stepladder to stir the pot of soup on the stove, teetering when she leans in too far. They call her […]
September 20, 2019

Post Op: Lessons from Writing my Memoir

Lesson number one: Do not think you can anticipate the reactions of those around you to your new book. You’ll be pleasantly and unpleasantly surprised. Lesson […]
September 4, 2019

Secrets in the Suitcase: Five Lessons from Writing my Memoir

Visiting my mother at her home in Richmond, Virginia involves equal parts big hugs and, frequently, big worries.  When, a year ago, I stepped out of the airport taxi, my first thought – usually, I hope she’s doing well – was of the draft manuscript of my memoir in my bag. 
August 2, 2019

Walking the Talk

Is being more important than doing? When I visit my mother, I list the tasks to accomplish for her around the house. It’s a way to […]
July 8, 2019

Talking Location With author Diane Dewey – Switzerland

As originally seen on tripfiction.com TalkingLocationWith… author Diane Dewey, who has written about her experience of finding her biological family in Europe. Like a private eye, she sifted […]
June 21, 2019
confessions from the past

The Engine of Secrets

They say that your secrets will come to control you if you don’t let them out. Jung felt this to be the case. Secrets become operative […]
June 21, 2019
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I Confess

Writing a memoir is by nature, confessional. I’ve written my experiences, my feelings and reflections and put them on the page in Fixing the Fates. Confession […]