Sunset over the ocean with seagulls flying in the upper right corner


January 24, 2023   I don’t know if I’ve made it clear on this website, but I’m a long form writer, by education and practice. Historically, I’ve focused on memoir and personal essay as a genre.   Lately—as of about May, 2022—I’ve been exploring songwriting as a storytelling device. It’s a way of telling the …

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A lake and ominous clouds with a peak of blue sky and sun in the background


October 22, 2022   Sitting on the deck on this spectacularly gorgeous fall day, waiting to see if a song will come to me. What would I want to say? What feels important?     Clearing out the cobwebs to make room for the light,You’re doing it right.   It’s a scary place to godown …

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January 19, 2023   I’ve been meditating a lot more lately, almost every day, and I’m really enjoying it. It doesn’t feel like chore or a “should.” It feels like a beautiful gift. The word that comes to mind is luxury, but that stems from the old belief that feeling good is somehow bad. It …

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abstract watercolor painting of gray and black ribbons with what looks like the shape and colors of a giraffe emerging from the center


January 26, 2021   I’ve started painting in watercolor, just along with some videos, in attempt to find some distraction from the current state of affairs.  I chose watercolor because it’s easy to set up and clean up and it seems less toxic than other types of paint, though I don’t know that for sure. …

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Waterfall over rocks into green pool in Puerto Rico

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Photo by Cristol Grey (I’m pretty sure)   March 30, 2022   That moment you know that you have to write another book. And the way that you know is the seed of an idea, which has silently been sprouting, blooms in an unexpected instant and fills your whole heart with dread. Because it isn’t …

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white clouds in the sky with a burst of rainbow, a view from the plane


January 12, 2023   Today I asked for guidance to move forward. Past the doubt, past the anger, past the bitterness, the regret, the sadness and the shame.   Love.   It came to me first as a feeling, like an energetic embrace, each cell filled with warm light. How it would feel to glow. …

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