Category Archives: Writing Makes a Difference

Talking with My Grandsons About Writing

In April, 2016, my grandsons were visiting during the week I was asked to participate in the local FM radio station’s fund drive. I had read a lot of what they wrote and had talked with them about their writing often. I thought it would be informative and fun to include them in the program. The…Continue Reading

To Follow the Right God Home

This week, I took my mom and her dog, Chutchie, to a veterinarian appointment for blood work. Eleven years older than when I first wrote the following article for Writing It Real, my mom is in much better health. My husband, Kurt, and I convinced her not too long after I wrote the essay to move to our town…Continue Reading

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