I give you: The chapter formerly known as 9 from my memoir, Hurricane Lessons.
I just got dumped. It’s not exactly what you might think. But it feels close.
“Writing this memoir has been a journey into myself, into the deepest depths, into the abyss. At times, it’s felt as if I’m peeling skin from muscle, the pain is so intense. But I know on the other side, I will reassemble into a new and different form. A reawakening from an unraveling.”
I’m sliding gently into 46 today with coffee and contemplation. My birthday is a time in which I find myself reflective, introspective, even a bit melancholy. Don’t get me wrong… aging doesn’t concern me. I’m learning to love myself and my life a little more every day. It’s the wisdom and perspective that comes with […]
Like most human beings, we have a great deal going on in our lives right now. Some things I can write about, others not so much. But here’s something: I just returned from a glorious week at the 2014 Heartland Film Festival in Indiana where I always come home inspired and renewed. So inspired, in […]
Yesterday was the release of My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. It’s a beautiful collection, penned by many gifted writers. What an honor it is to share these pages with them. I’ve been so privileged to be included in two inspiring 2014 anthologies. My cup runneth over. Of course, as […]
Today, I hold the memory of our friendship in a small, protected pocket of my heart. It resides there, a reminder of all that was good and right. I’ve let go of what was bad, what was wrong, what tore us to pieces. ~ KAW ~ ~ ~ I’m honored to announce my inclusion in […]
What a thrill it is to participate in the Writers Writing blog hop. I was invited and introduced last week by the lovely Ana Hays and am honored to add my voice to the conversation. As most of my readers know, I’ve always been a writer. Tucked away in the back corner of our apartment’s basement […]
Celebrate my 44th at Noah Grant’s with my best friend and listen to John Green speak all within a 24-hour window? It was a no-brainer. As soon as Andi mentioned the possibility, we loaded the three youngest kids in the car — Mary Claire and George bursting with the anticipation of meeting their literary and […]
Today begins another trip around the sun. The snow in our backyard is melting, revealing layers upon layers of dog poo — the remnants of a long, cold, record-setting season — measuring the winter of our discontent like rings on a tree. But it’s the first day of spring, my birthday, and there are buds […]