Category Archives: Journal

Falling into memory: My Father’s Parkinson’s

I recall a recent dream where I awoke with a vivid image of a room in my parent’s home, accompanied by a feeling of intense emptiness. Both were linked to the progression of my father’s Parkinson’s disease. Continue reading

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Casting for Characters and Drawing Inspiration – Part 2

Just looking at her I shifted to sit up straight in my chair, wanting to be more poised and purposeful. She posited without
speaking the question, where would I rather be in this moment? Continue reading

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Cool Breeze

It is a very special day in Arizona. The blue readout in the car broadcasts 75 degrees Fahrenheit and it’s 8:30am. Just a few days ago it would have read 95F. Something else to celebrate, the drought plagued Sonoran Desert is … Continue reading

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Practice, not perfect.

Writing Practice – “To Connect With….” “It’s practice, not perfect,” the instructor says as we contract our bodies for another thirty seconds. Folding in, we compress ourselves. The imperceptible space between the moist skin and the humid infused envelope of … Continue reading

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Third Person

In the last few months I have become more vocal about my ‘interest’ in writing. I am careful not to say ‘of becoming a writer’ as I believe the stigma attached to that role is too dramatic. Instead, I use … Continue reading

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Idle Time and Bottled Water

My daughter is often invited to birthday parties. On this particular Saturday, finding a gift will be one of a number of errands we will complete. I am therefore required to join the excursion. Nearing the end of our list, … Continue reading

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Bored?

“Only boring people can be bored” There are only two things that I remember taking from my 11th grade English teacher. This quote was one of them. It was my first connection with the concept that every moment should be … Continue reading

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