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New Release – “Pain & Renewal: A Poetry Anthology,” Vita Brevis Press

Pleased to announce the release of the new anthology out of Vita Brevis Press, courtesy of editor, Brian Geiger. The anthology, "Pain & Renewal," explores just that: the cycle, circle, that goes 'round and 'round, all our lives. I appreciate Brian's insight. He didn't try to even the score with "this many" for poetry about… Continue reading New Release – “Pain & Renewal: A Poetry Anthology,” Vita Brevis Press

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Final Chapter: Healing

  My book, in-her-rest-less-ness: poems & prose, was finished, but I couldn't quite say it was "finished-finished." Now I know why. There was no chapter, a final chapter, on healing. And so I'm going to the desert to finish the book. I'm going to heal. And I will be back. I'm going to the desert… Continue reading Final Chapter: Healing

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New Year Must-Do’s Redux

It's that time of year again. The "I WILL read ______ this year." For some, it's Moby Dick. Others, War and Peace, or Ulysses. For many late-Boomers and Gen-Xers, the generation's most talked-about literary wonder was--and remains--David Foster Wallace's epic novel, Infinite Jest. I read it back in 2016. Then I read it again in… Continue reading New Year Must-Do’s Redux

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How to Be a Light

It's easy to get caught up in holiday cheer. To get caught in the trappings of the "spirit" of the holidays. The holidays are supposed to bring out the best in us, but it seems like it brings out the worst. For many—too many people--the holidays bring with them grief, loss, pain, stress, unreachable expectations,… Continue reading How to Be a Light