Monthly Archives: December 2013

Biofeedback and Bigfoot

I’m a skeptic.  Oh, I’ve experienced moments of unexplainable weirdness, but I always look first to the natural world for explanations.  My first leap isn’t into the world of crystals, and Reiki, nor do I aim for the universe of … Continue reading

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God with Us

  This Christmas I’m giving you a poem.  I’m a novelist and a writer of essays and humor.  I know nothing of poetry.  But I know about joy.  And I know about pain.  And I know I am not alone … Continue reading

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Diamonds and Erectile Dysfunction

Does it bother anyone else that television commercials for erectile dysfunction are almost indistinguishable from advertisements for diamonds?  I’m serious.  Hit the mute button next time either kind of commercial comes on TV and see if you can tell whether … Continue reading

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Science? Or Magic?

“I’m going to make a small incision–” The surgeon held her thumb and forefinger up to show me a distance of about four miles. “IN YOUR EYE and then–” The happy smiling woman kept moving her mouth, painting images in … Continue reading

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Always a Marine

Married to a Marine who fought in Vietnam, for years and years my writing stayed away from post-traumatic stress, war trauma.  Or so I thought. Honestly I didn’t even notice I’d included a combat vet in each of my novels … Continue reading

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