Too Pretty, Too Golden

Too Pretty, Too Golden

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. —Stephen Sondheim I used to think my writing and art held little translatable value to others. But I have found that people have a fascination with collage (I know I do), and can create their own dialogue with...
Forged by Fire

Forged by Fire

In order to write about life first you must live it. ––Ernest Hemingway My wonderful webmaster, Christine, reminds me often of the importance of blogging regularly. Unfortunately, consistency and I have been at odds this past year. Since February 2016, when my husband...
Serendipity

Serendipity

In Ireland, people don’t say ‘How are you,’ they ask, ‘What’s your story?’ I’m writing this blog while sitting at O’Hare after an eight-hour flight from Dublin. I, along with nineteen fellow students, two professors, and one advisor, left for a literary study...
Eyes Wide Open

Eyes Wide Open

“Writing is the only way I have to explain my own life to myself.”  – Pat Conroy My husband and I recently spent an afternoon in Salthill, a seaside area in the city of Galway. It was a beautiful sunny day in Ireland, something residents repeatedly reminded us...
In the First Place

In the First Place

“Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about unbecoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place. –Anonymous I found this quote in one of countless writing notebooks I own (my version of...

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