Monthly Archives: March 2014


I’m home.  Sitting in front of the fire with a cup of tea on a raw Sunday afternoon, I’m feeling good about how I’m handling my Post-residency Stress Syndrome.  I was prepared for it, having read an article in a … Continue reading

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Word Count

The memoir manuscript is currently at 101,800 words, though I already know a lot of those will be coming out once I get to the serious editing phase.  My word count of new writing each day over the past weeks, on … Continue reading

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Coloring A Book

When I was at Vermont Studio Center in 2007 putting together the manuscript of The Truth About Death I created a map to figure out what I was doing.  My mind couldn’t hold on to the 271 pages of poetry … Continue reading

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David and I get ready to go cross country skiing on the community trails a few miles from Vermont Studio Center.  Except now he realizes he forgot to pack his ski boots. He also didn’t bring his micro-spikes for walking … Continue reading

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A Map to Where?

A cup of moon hung above the Maverick writing studios last night, a faint outline of its whole self filling the crescent, a pale circle hovering.  The Gihon River is a long, broad ribbon of snow between its banks, the … Continue reading

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