Thoughts On

My Refuge for Renewal

Accomplishments

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Here is a compilation of the my residual rewards for following my passion for writing.


Memoir Glimpses: A Case for NOT Writing

Memoir Glimpses: A Case for NOT Writing

I met Vivian Fransen at a neighborhood book club meeting. She authored the club’s selection of the month, The Straight Spouse: A Memoir. Her memoir and mine confront the same marital struggle, but from...

From Dissonance to Consonance:

From Dissonance to Consonance:

Together We Sing

It’s a beautiful autumn day, but I’m crying in the car. Not because the song is sad,...

A Winter Storm

A Winter Storm

Winter glares at me through frosted glass,
Daring me to leave the comfort of my chair.
Frigid winds whoosh loudly through the eaves.
Branches scrape and creak against the grey...

We Can Do This

We Can Do This

COVID-19 Series #2

(April 2020)

During WWII, my father fo...

Sound

Sound

The concert hall reverberates with sound,
          Ragged, tuneless, shapeless sound.

Memoir Glimpses: Why Memoir?

Memoir Glimpses: Why Memoir?

I never meant to write a memoir.

My love affair with words long ago turned me into a raco...

Inside the Lines

Inside the Lines

Inside the Lines

In Song

In Song

One day

A gift emerged

Poetry

Poetry

I love to read all styles of poetry out loud. The sound of the words is as important to me as their meaning. Poetry is literary music and most classical forms of poetry speak to the musician in me.