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posted on: Aug 19 2014

Along Came A Spider

Originally published in the May 2014 issue of The Corner Club Press                 She was drawn to his watercolors. Gentle landscapes, ponds and rushes, and a sky so soft and blue she wanted to rise and just drift away. His work...

posted on: Aug 17 2014

By The Wayside – A Short Story

  Originally published in the Summer 2013 issue of Nomos Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Editor-in-Chief Lisa Sanchez     By The Wayside She's a woman who discards anything which causes sorrow or blocks her path.  A man she cares for does both, and she leaves him. ...

posted on: Aug 15 2014

Leaving Yourself Behind – A Writer’s Story

      Lake Cayuga, Ithaca, New York     It’s been said that if you’re related to a writer, you’ll see yourself on her pages sooner or later.  The idea of being not only depicted, but laid bare for strangers to consume in a spirit of pity, mirth, or...

posted on: Aug 11 2014

When The Line Becomes A Circle – A Writer’s Story

In my new novel, What Is Found, What Is Lost, one of the main protagonists (there are four) reflects that “time was a loop, from now to then and back again.”  Freddie, who changed her name at age twenty-one, and moved Heaven and earth to...

posted on: Aug 07 2014

What Is Found, What Is Lost – Chapter One

Buy here (Read Chapter 2 here, Chapter 3 here)     Chapter One 2012 In a quiet Sioux Falls neighborhood, a widow walked her Boston terrier along a shady street.  The dog moved slowly and without much purpose, as if he, too, were grieving.  The woman, Freddie, considered the loss of...

posted on: Jul 20 2014

William The Poet

Seattle is a city of neighborhoods, and each seems to have a farmers market.  While we don't live in Ballard (we're on Queen Anne), we do a lot there - work out at the gym, dine, shop, marvel at how much that particular quarter has...

posted on: Jul 16 2014

Author Interview: Clifford Garstang

    Today I'm chatting with Cliff Garstang, author of In An Uncharted Country (Press 53, 2010) and What The Zhang Boys Know (Press 53, 2012).  As you'll read, Cliff is both very interesting and highly accomplished.  He and I have crossed paths a few times in the last...

posted on: Jul 07 2014

Book Review: LAMENTATION by Joe Clifford

  Available this October from Oceanview Publishing Pre-order here:   Lamentation, Joe Clifford’s riveting new novel, is a page-turner in the classic sense. You can’t put it down. You need to know what comes next. At the heart of this particular bundle of darkness is an ordinary guy, Jay Porter,...

posted on: Jul 02 2014

Guest Post – Attorney John R Christiansen Analyses the Hobby Lobby Decision

  If You Don’t Profess a Mainstream Religion, Hobby Lobby Just Made You a Second-Class Citizen The most important thing about the Hobby Lobby ruling wasn’t that it allowed the owners of a closely held corporations to opt out of including contraceptives in the health benefits available...

posted on: Jun 13 2014

Dear Women: Velma Wiley

    Before she was my landlady, Velma Wiley was my co-worker.  We were housekeepers in a retirement home.  I was nineteen.  Velma was in her sixties.  Although there were six of us on staff, I was usually paired with her, because the steady stream of chatter...