Category Archives: Journalism/Writing

‘Better to have our crazy straight up,’ says Maureen Dowd

“I love your hair!” That’s how Maureen Dowd began the conversation. I was surprised to see her sitting at the Mostly Books autograph table at the Tucson Festival of Books on Sunday, with only a few people hanging around. I … Continue reading

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From citizen journalism to fake news…

I knew it wouldn’t end well. From my first blog post six years ago to the current reality of 1984, where lies become truth, science is suspect, and a blowhard president sits in the White House. I’m obsessed with George Orwell’s 1984. … Continue reading

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Success=3x a week

Today I bought a bottle of Prosecco to kindly usher out 2016. The year included Sheila’s Excellent Adventure to the other side of the world back in May, as well as tons of political slime. If I dredge up the … Continue reading

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Snippets of Hiking

I was on my Sunday afternoon hike, heading up the Douglas Spring trail in Tucson’s Rincon Mountains. You know, I start humming after being in nature for a few minutes. Two fleet-footed boys of 7 or 8 appear behind me. … Continue reading

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Thirteen years in Tucson…a few thoughts

I drove into Tucson at sunset on my daughter Brook’s 25th birthday, Sept. 25, 2002. “I did it,” I said to myself. “I don’t know what I’ll do next, but I did it.” I had driven cross-country from Southwest Harbor, … Continue reading

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Poets & Writers magazine supports Our Place Clubhouse!

Thursday Writing Group at Our Place Clubhouse returns! We’ll be starting up again in October. As facilitator of the 2012-13 Thursday Writing Group, I’ve never worked with a kinder group of people than the dozen writers who live with serious … Continue reading

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Being in charge of myself…the way life should be!

It’s been almost a month since I plunged back into an independent work life. Quitting my job after 10 years has been a relief — both emotionally and politically. For those of you who have sent kind words about missing … Continue reading

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