Category Archives: Writing Makes a Difference

Visual Art Helps Us Write Grief’s Wisdom

In celebration of the publication of the new print version of Sorrow’s Words: Writing Exercises to Heal Grief, a book that offers help to those who want to write about loss, we are posting this excerpt.  Although the exercises are discussed as springing from my own loss, that of my son when he was twenty-five, I believe…Continue Reading

Women's Movement in the 60s and 70s

The following is the 2013 foreword I was honored to write for the anthology Times They Were A’Changing: Women Remember the 60s and 70s, edited by Linda Joy Myers, Amber Lea Starfire and Kate Farrell. Paying tribute to the vibrant decades during which I was a college student and next a mom to two young children was certainly a…Continue Reading

An Ode to the Author of Blue Willow

I was reading a magazine article recently in which authors wrote about pivotal books they’ve read. What book would I name, I wondered. Immediately, I saw myself at my fourth grade desk in the 1950’s at Franklin Elementary School in Union Township, New Jersey. I am unwrapping a book I ordered from the Scholastic Book…Continue Reading

Digesting World News

This essay originally appeared in Writing It Real August 2006. The question I was exploring is still one many of us ask when we consider the world’s situation: Where is our writing in all this? How should it matter? Every time I open my computer, I look at the upper right-hand corner of the screen to…Continue Reading