The chemistry of memory

Though I’ve been writing professionally for nearly 30 years, there are times when I find it easier to express myself through the visual arts. Especially when I’m struggling to come to terms with a difficult or painful topic. One of my mixed-media constructions, “What We Remember,” is a case in point. I began working on […]

Update on Mom

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.”  ~C.C. Scott First, a big thank you to all who’ve inquired about my mom. It really means a lot to know that she’s remembered in your thoughts and prayers, and I always pass along your messages to her. Secondly, I apologize for not […]

New Year’s newsletter

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”  ~Oprah Winfrey Though I’m not big on New Year’s resolutions, I’ve always loved how January nudges us toward self-improvement and encourages fresh starts. The month, after all, is named for the two-faced Roman god, Janus, who’s always depicted looking backward and […]

Flushing out the holiday

A good vacation is over when you begin to yearn for your work.” — Morris Fishbein So, how did you spend your Christmas vacation? Did you visit out-of-town relatives, take a trip to a warmer climate, or did you gather ’round the fireplace at home? True confessions: Our family’s Christmas holiday was intense, to say […]