When Women Were Birds

During the early part of my summer break this year, I found myself stifled by boredom.  My children and I are used to the regular rhythms of school, day care, piano lessons, soccer practices, ballet, and my teaching schedule.  Things were hectic, but I thrive on that sort of structure.  However, once summer came, my... Continue Reading →


The Dissatisfying Resolution of Gone with the Wind

"All great literature (and all great storytelling) has two elements: conflict and resolution." Dr. B already had my attention, but when he started in on this, I couldn't wait to hear more.  I was sitting in the first class meeting of my first graduate class, and I couldn't believe that I hadn't began working on... Continue Reading →

I’d Rather Write Nonfiction

Do any of you have the same dream I once did, to become a published author?  To write the next great American novel?  To find yourself on the New York Times best seller list with people asking for more?  Well, in my early twenties this was my goal.  I spent hours keeping notebooks, jotting down... Continue Reading →

Book Quiz Answers and a Winner!

Today’s post is the answers to the quiz I posted earlier this week.  “Call me Ishmael.”  Moby Dick by Herman Melville “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” A Room... Continue Reading →

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