Memoir, Essay, and Poetry Collections

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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 […]
I never meant to write a memoir. My love affair with words long ago turned me into a raconteur. My friends think I’m a good conversationalist. My sisters think I’m opinionated.           “I kissed the Blarney Stone,” I bragged after my first trip to Ireland.           “No kidding.” They said. Throughout my career, my colleagues […]
I’ve always had a yearning to be heard and understood. As a young child I developed an explicit vocabulary so my mother would understand my side of whatever had just erupted into my sibling’s furious tears. At six I could have been a lawyer. In college, I learned the power of the printed word. Careful […]