Farewells are Difficult

Back in 1998, I gifted myself a membership in Romance Writers of America. Several months later, I joined my local chapter and found my "home". My people were there. I found the women who are my closest friends there. We've seen each other through ups and downs in our personal lives as well as our … Continue reading Farewells are Difficult

Books about Writers

I am preparing to make a major change in my life. I've been thinking about it for over a year.  I've been imagining what my new life will look like. In my reading, I came across two books that prompted further research on the topic of What Does a Full-time Author's Life Look Like? The … Continue reading Books about Writers

My Boy is 30

Yes, my first-born, a/k/a Y-Chromo, is thirty years old today. I never knew unqualified love until I met him. He was 5 weeks premature. He couldn't wait to get out and meet the world. When he was in day care, other parents would tell me he would be a politician or a cruise ship activity … Continue reading My Boy is 30

MJ Monday-Music: Protest Music

I came of age in a time of civil unrest: Women's Rights, Civil Rights, an anti-war movement. The music from that era formed the soundtrack of my life. Haunting melodies, biting lyrics--they were songs that stuck. For the past several years, I've been waiting for a new batch of music. The current generation needs fresh … Continue reading MJ Monday-Music: Protest Music

MJ Monday-Music: Linda Ronstadt

My husband and I tuned into the Kennedy Center Honors this year because we both wanted to see Sally Field and Linda Ronstadt. Ronstadt's music is an integral part of the sound track of my life. Shortly after the Kennedy Center TV special we watched the documentary, LINDA RONSTADT: THE SOUND OF MY VOICE. I … Continue reading MJ Monday-Music: Linda Ronstadt