Excitement is in the air. 2013 brings lots of changes. In the process of revamping the website-look for that soon.
When I first wrote here in 2008 I said, "I love what I do. I enjoy people—talking with them, observing them, listening and entertaining, and writing about them."
As I look both back and ahead, I find this is still true. In spite of sadness, pain, loss and even being aware of violence and hatred, I am grateful to be alive where I am, and at this stage of living in the middle of my 7th decade of life. I have a circle of friends who believe as I do\this poor world has sadness and grief and yet each day, I can stand on my patio and see the sun rise, today with sunlight glistening on morning dew. I have limitless opportunities to expand this circle and belief. What will today bring?
My first book, Thinking of Miller Place: A Memoir of Summer Comfort, is four years old, still a pre-schooler out there in the world of books. Another truism, "I’ve been having a love affair for years—with powerful, inspiring, seductive, alluring, and delicious words!" And still am. My first book is calling for a companion, and collections of stories, essays, and more memories and stories of my Finn and me are making their way from quick ideas on post-its, to drafts, to writing groups, and to the printed page.
Continuing my love affair with words, in the beautiful sunshine of Tucson, Arizona, far different from the Long Island, Manhattan and New Jersey of my past abodes, provides 'grist for the writing mill.'
Moving from the back burner and now simmering on the front burner is The 3 R's: Relationships, Remarriage and Retirement, collections of stories about experiences in those three areas of life that offer opportunities for patience, joy, confusion, adventure, and lots of love and laughter. Look for it in 2013!
Whether you are navigating the site as a reader, writer, or lover of words— Welcome, enjoy, let me know about your story.