Grief and the Writer
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Grief and the Writer

Grief is dangerous ground for a writer.  We spend too much time in our heads thinking “what if?” All our emotions gather there as well. In fact, as storytellers, emotions are what stirs us on. Except Grief isn’t stirring. Like a metal blanket, its weight smothers our inner light of creativity. So, here is what…

Three Things I Learned from Kathryn Falk, Lady Barrow & Founder of RT Magazine
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Three Things I Learned from Kathryn Falk, Lady Barrow & Founder of RT Magazine

May 18, 2018 What a great date, especially for big changes! The rumors are true.  This will be the last RT Booklovers’ Convention. Kathryn Falk will go on to many other things. The woman  has a range of interests and big ideas are always percolating away inside her. Tonight, I’ve been asked to speak on…

What to say to a Veteran

What to say to a Veteran

This was first published on foxnews.com November 12, 2012.  It is currently being used by the Palliative Care Unit of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital on their certificates honoring the service of their patients: Thank you for stepping forward when others step back. Thank you for placing yourself between us and danger. Thank you for delaying…

Trademark Me:  Be Love
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Trademark Me: Be Love

Some people go for tattoos; others for significant jewelry—and use them to create symbols that define their lives. I’ve done one of the two. I’ll let you decide which. However, recently, I found myself mulling over the idea of a definitive statement for me. What truly defined me? What principle has guided everything I have…