Cold Mountain Review Selects “Speech Therapy”

I’m extremely pleased that Cold Mountain Review has selected my essay, Speech Therapy for publication in its 2022 Spring/Summer issue. It is the first essay from my work-in-progress memoir, currently titled Pillbox. Speech Therapy explores the psychological and emotional ramifications of being born with a cleft palate. I thank the editors of Cold Mountain Review […]

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All You Who Sleep Tonight

1 year ago this weekend, I had triple bypass surgery. It’s been a very difficult year save for the brightness of my marriage to my husband, John, last summer and the continuing love he brings. I wrote a cycle of poems that I thought I was finished with, which I presented at the Rainier Valley Lit Crawl […]

Today is World AIDS Day: “The Democracy of Water”

December 1. It’s an interesting day to remember and/or try to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS. It’s a time for celebrating the holidays, finishing up the year, planning ahead. But it is a good time for reflection and, I suppose, any day is a good time for that. In point of fact, we cannot eradicate […]