Find Your Sanctuary

Relax Hello friends. It's been twenty-two days since my last post. Things have changed. Like me, you are most likely confined to your home and the forced vacation feels nothing like fun. For obvious reasons, I don't like to use phrases such as, "driving me crazy" or even "stir-crazy." There is a distinction between what …

Perfection Achieved*

1988 I have another story to tell you. This family photo was my Christmas card thirty-one years ago. One of my dearest friends received it and declared the image and my family perfect. I politely thanked her and marveled at how one click of a camera lens can convey such deception. I'm coming to grips …

The Exception

A standout fellow writer I vented a little in yesterday's post, lamenting the lack of usable comps and writers of mental health memoirs who are with it. I neglected to mention someone who's work I admire. The inimitable, the amazing...Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess. This woman has written multiple best sellers, maintained a killer blog …

New Year? Bring it.

Exuberance New beginnings started yesterday. I'm not totally giving 2019 the bum's rush because it was a decent year for me. In fact, it was downright remarkable. I put my nose to the grindstone and worked almost single-mindedly on a project that has been haunting most of my adult life. My memoir is essentially written, …