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October 16, 2020
taken at campfire

Part Two: Taken

Thinking the worst was over with my dog bite, what happened later that summer with Twinkles exceeded it.  One afternoon, my mom and I put Twinkles […]
October 13, 2020

Part One: Imperfect Puppy

Once in a while, you have what starts out as a normal holiday but ends up changing you forever.  That’s what happened to me when I […]
September 16, 2020
simply real

Simply Real

It was clear that appearances were everything for me: I was named after Miss America, Lee Ann Meriweather, and everything, including my adoption at age one […]
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 […]