August 2018 28
Welcome to My Blog
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Thank you for taking the opportunity to visit my website and blog.  This blog is a place to satisfy random urges to try to write some short piece worth reading.  Your comments, critiques and suggestions

April 2020 01
Quarantine Zen
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On the yellow wall I face to meditate I taped a three-verse poem written by a 17thcentury Chinese Buddhist nun named Xinggang. She starts:              In the gates and halls of the elders, the work of

March 2020 19
SOLITUDE AND LITERATURE AS REFUGE
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For some of us, a mandate to stay home and avoid contact with groups of people is permission to be ourselves.  My ideal relationship is what the poet Rainer Maria Rilke described: “I hold this

February 2020 05
What’s Not Said
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In my book Magnificent Sorrow: A Memoir of Two Lives the main focus is a woman named Suzette Ryerson who survived the Titanic tragedy along with her mother, sister and brother. Her father didn’t. Those who knew the

April 2016 23
CONFESSIONS OF A RECOVERING RACIST
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When I was a little red-headed girl in the 1950’s and 60’s, I lived in a neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia, partially populated by black people during the day. At night they went home, most of