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Peleliu

Last month, 77 years ago, American soldiers began a battle for an airstrip on a tiny island in the Pacific. I had never heard of it, but I watched a documentary where the last surviving Marines told of the battle … Continue reading

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Following a Rabbit

I follow rabbit trails when I am writing because they often end up in the most unusual and interesting places. Here’s a few tidbits I learned writing about an unnamed woman who was married to one of the most famous … Continue reading

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Dickens, Aliens, and Me

My first ambition was to be an astronaut. My dream was to make first contact with aliens who could take me on a private tour of the galaxy. I would check out the window every night to see if a … Continue reading

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The Paintbrush and the Pen

During the pandemic I edited several books and started two novels, both of which seem stuck somewhere near the beginning and are sitting around waiting for me.  I don’t know if it was the stress of the year or I … Continue reading

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Roses are Stealthy

  Writer, humanist,          dog-mom, horse servant and cat-slave,       Lover of solitude          and the company of good friends,        New places, new ideas           and old … Continue reading

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What an Old Horse Can Teach

This winter during the Covid pandemic, I did a crazy thing. I got two rescue horses. I was only looking for one mare to keep our lonesome gelding company. Still can’t believe I bought a horse from a photograph on … Continue reading

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The Path to Sanity

The world fell apart in March 2020. I was at a writers conference in California on the opposite side of the country from home (Alabama). One day after the start of the conference, I flew home. Two people in the … Continue reading

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Susan: An Extraordinary Story

Susan had never told her family about her experiences. In fact, before Louisa Weinrib called her in 1990 for an interview, she she had never talked about what happened to anyone other than those who had gone through it with … Continue reading

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What to Remember Today

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. There is so much to remember, but I am plagued by two questions at the moment. How do people believe things? Why do they believe things? Let’s start here: We are humans. We are emotional … Continue reading

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Are You Really Reading this on Christmas?

Are you really reading this on Christmas? The better question might be: Am I really writing this on Christmas? Me, a nice Jewish girl? LOL! But I guess it’s time to come out of the holiday closet. I’ve been so … Continue reading

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