Saris and Swimsuits

Grayslake, Illinois circa 1951 Sometimes the best experiences are the ones that challenge our everyday world. My parents were never hesitant about new opportunities. About […]

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Taking Risks

I’ve been thinking quite a bit about how my writing is judged. Having agents tell me over and over, “No, thanks—I’m not interested” or “I […]

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Are You My Mother?

I was trying to assess why I felt so annoyed as I watched a commercial for one of the electronic read aloud books for kids.  […]

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