Leaving a Trace: Book Passage 2017

Uneven tufts of brown grass spread out for miles around me, interrupted only by a dry creek bed. I was wandering down a gravel path on the Corte Madera Marsh. Ahead of me a jogger was getting smaller and smaller and his heels kicked up small clouds of dust. In

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The Journey Begins Here

“Some women get erased a little at a time, some all at once. Some reappear. Every woman who appears wrestles with the forces that would have her disappear. She struggles with the forces that would tell her story for her, or write her out of the story. The genealogy, the

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Writer With A Day Job

A number of years ago, I left my job in order to spend more time pursuing my writing. I figured I would do freelance communications work to pay the bills. It wasn’t easy and I came to realize I missed being part of a team. I also didn’t enjoy hustling

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Making Time to Write

I had lunch with a fellow writer friend last week and he shared some of the challenges he was having finding time to write. He recently returned from long-term travel and, along with his partner, are trying to figure out where they are going to work and live. His life

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Why I Write

When I was around seven, I fell in love with the show Little House on the Prairie. I identified with the character of Mary, the older sister of the main character Laura. This was mainly because I was a blonde and my little sister was a brunette, just like the

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