Late one summer afternoon in 2018, my mentee and I were heading back to my mentee’s house from an event the two of us had just attended. We cruised along a 50 mph-zone of a Connecticut state highway, listening to a local hip-hop station. Traffic was light and moving fast. We crested a huge hill, and I let the car
Puppy, vaccine, work
We adopted a puppy a little over a week ago. Iko is still tiny (about 4 lbs), and at the Trouble stage — with a capital T, and that rhymes with P, and that stands for Puppy. (Five points if you know the reference.) Anything at nose level becomes game for his attention, chewing, and/or ingestion, forcing us to keep
Own voices . . . Diverse books . . . Representation . . .
My job as a writer of fiction is to tell stories, good stories; at least, that is what I believe. And good stories, when you are writing about people, means reflecting the truth of the world around them — whether it’s about the habits of the older lady in the apartment upstairs, or how a cook tiptoes around the politics
Another COVID-19 post
A little over a year ago, I graduated from one computer screen to two–something I should have done ages ago. It has made my work so much easier! The unforeseen bonus is that I now have double the screen space to see some of the photos I have accumulated over years: I created a slide show that rotates randomly through
It’s been a while
I have gotten out of the habit of blogging. Life has thrown me a few curves, and writing short takes about things that mattered to me went by the wayside. But with this new space (Thank you Nat!) the yen to write about anything that happens to meet my fancy, has returned. So I will start up, once again. Occasionally.
Welcome to the redesigned site!
You may have noticed a major overhaul of the website. The goal is to make everything simpler to find, on a computer or mobile device. Thank you to Nat Bauer for creating the new website!