Going Home

I’ve had a relationship with two churches in my life. My childhood church at which I absorbed a rather rigid rendition of good, connections with people, as well as punishment. And a church on the North shore of Long Island which was the idyllic church of my childhood summers. Now I am going back where I will be staying a hundred miles from those churches. Maybe I’ll go visit.


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A Place as a Setting—and a Character-Normandy

Have you ever walked into a place—even as ordinary as a post office, and there is a distinct atmosphere or mood? Places have a history that certainly influences the mood. But some are almost as if the place still harbors the spirit of its inhabitants and has its own personality. As a writer I am sensitized to a sense of place.


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Christmas Writing Book #3 | Turning Memories Into Memoir

Denis Ledoux’s Turning Memories Into Memoir (1993) was the blueprint for my memoir, Thinking of Miller Place. If you don’t know where to start your memoir, get a hold of this book.


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Writing Classic Book 2-The Right to Write

The Right to Write by Julia Cameron was the first book on writing that I thought about during the day. “When shall I read that book today?” The seed of confidence in my writing voice was nourished in that book.


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An Eclectic Bunch

After seeing posts of smiling, backpack-toting youngsters at the front door, or school bus door, or on their bike ready for that first day of school, I was inspired to review this piece as a thank you to the dedicated people to whom we entrust our children for another school year.


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