Memoir, Essay, and Poetry Collections

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I promise I’ll do it tomorrow, I will.           I’ll visit my mother.           I’ll clean out the closet.           I’ll sort the photos, finish the album and start the novel. I promise I’ll do it tomorrow, I will. It’s here today and gone tomorrow.           My hair is thinning;           My waistline isn’t.           […]
The road climbs upward toward the mountains, cuts through the tunnel, and carries me past the cozy hillside communities that remind me of the tiny Christmas Villages we used to build around our miniature train set. Each passing hillside, valley, river, brings me closer to her, Siena, my father’s sister, my favorite relative. I’m her […]
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 opposite perspectives. My wife left our marriage to explore a heterosexual relationship; her husband left their marriage to explore a homosexual […]