writing

Our Values and Virtues Matter

August 26, 2016
Steps Beach, Nantucket

Several days ago I wrote what I envisioned as my next blog, “Eulogy Virtues Extraordinaire,” about the remarkable life and legacy of Suzanne Wright, co-founder of Autism Speaks. But when I tried to categorize it—one of the essential steps of preparing a blog for the web—I realized it didn’t fit in any of my neat categories: Arts & Culture, Book Review, Cooking & Entertaining, Flowers …

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Bound for My First Writers’ Conference

June 3, 2015

With some fear and trepidation, I am tweaking my manuscript, gathering my papers, picking up my new business cards and heading to Bethlehem, PA, for the Moravian Writers’ Conference. After Christmas, when Reclaiming Joy started looking like a book, I decided I needed to know what a writer really does and how she gets published. Everything I read spoke of the value of attending conferences and workshops, …

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