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December 4, 2019

Has it happened to you? An aggressor confronts you, loud and angry. unleashing a torrent of venom into your face. Your head races - a sputter of indignation, defense, and combat -  there's so much you want to say. So much you want to do. 

And ye...

December 2, 2019

It's all about the food! What are you serving this year? Your tried-and-true Christmas cocktails? New appies or old favorites? Which side dishes are a must-have beside your goose or turkey? And how about those desserts? 

Each character in my fictional family h...

November 28, 2019

You see the memes every day: ‘Have an Attitude of Gratitude’ or ‘What if, today, we were just thankful?’ They’re cute, and in some vague way we know they’re accurate. Yet, like a favorite song that’s been way over-played, we pay little attention to the instruction buri...

November 3, 2019

Wrapped within the memories of our lives a soundtrack plays on—some tracks chosen and purposeful, others there because they just ‘fit’, and still others have become embedded upon our hearts because, by happenstance, they were playing as life happened to us in all its g...

October 31, 2019

     The Infinity Club is a gilded den whose fine grain hardwood cradles one’s feet before supple leather offers softness to lounge upon. The lighting inside is only ever bright enough to just barely read by, therefore remaining soft enough to flatter even the dullest...

October 29, 2019

Ellis wore no watch and did not own a calendar, yet his hands could read, by the bites of cold, how far the Earth had turned from the sun. His feet could sense, by the softening of the soil, how many more sunrises till spring. Young folks found this to be a bit of a pa...

October 10, 2019

Author Lionel Shriver said “The fatal flaw of good people is that they believe everyone is just like them.

A few people have approached me recently, for personal advice about relationships that seem to have a common theme: “He/she was so horrible to me, so why can’t I...

October 8, 2019

  1. The Circleville Letter Writer

It is 1976: Hair is feathered, dresses are long, and men’s suits are pastel polyester. Porn has become more mainstream, and rumors about things like key club parties and couples swinging shock people who live in small town North Amer...

September 11, 2019

They say reading gives you somewhere to go when you have to stay put, so take my hand and let me lead you to some of the most precious places you’ll find in my books, and I’ll share why I found them so inspiring.

1. Whyte Avenue in Edmonton, Alberta

Also known as 82 Ave,...

September 5, 2019

Sex scenes are not easy. (There’s a joke there somewhere—or maybe just a punchline). There’s a choreography to crafting these exchanges; they have to make anatomical sense. Emotional sense. There’s discernment involved, as in: ‘Is sex between my characters necessary?’...

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