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Inside the Mind of a Writer

  A few hours ago, I was running on my treadmill listening to the words of Fiona Apple: “Oh darlin it’s so sweet you think you know how crazy, how crazy I am.”     I’ve always loved that song for one reason: I can identify with her inner mania. In fact, sometimes I think I... Continue Reading →

Racism and My Response

8/29/20     A few days ago, I was sitting in an insurance meeting when the speaker made a very subtle racist remark. The insurance man at my school was talking about identifying child abuse when he said, “You need to know the difference between a black guy on the play ground and a black guy... Continue Reading →

Starvation Creek

    7/26/20     It’s not always easy to find an adventure with your kids. Fortunately, I have a sister-in-law with every hike in the Pacific Northwest mapped in her head (or so it seems). A few weeks ago, she recommended a little gem I’d never been to: Starvation Creek.     This roughly five-mile stretch of... Continue Reading →

Rejection

 7/22/20 Today I received my sixth rejection. Surprisingly, I was bolstered by its contents. The one sentence I fixated on was “I read your query with interest.” Interest. Now that’s something!     After I received my first rejection, I was surprised by how oddly encouraged I felt. It was a nice rejection letter. They didn’t... Continue Reading →

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