When words get in the way

June has arrived and I’ve just started the first day of my vacation. The husband and I are checking into the Queen Mary Hotel tomorrow for a thrilling stationary weekend voyage in Long Beach Harbor. Ghost hunting will definitely be on the agenda as well as dining and grand buffets. However, I’ll be spending much of […]

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Why I write

This week I experienced a momentary existential crisis. I was surrounded by those self-doubts that we all have, and that we keep in check by locking them in that closet under the stairs with those monsters of childhood and demons of adolescence. I ignored the shrieks of terror and the pounding on the door shaking […]

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Cheese Danishes

I awoke this morning to the birds singing and the bright misty light in the bedroom and immediately realized that my alarm didn’t go off. It was 5:30 am – the time I usually leave for work. My phone lost its charge and died somewhere in the early morning hours between dreams. I chose not […]

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Student Commencement Speech

The following is my speech from the 2011 Antioch University Los Angeles Commencement Ceremony. I spoke on behalf of the MFA graduating class on Sunday, June 26, 2011, Royce Hall, UCLA. At Antioch, there is no valedictorian. The university takes the democratic approach to education. Students submit speeches they desire to give and all are […]

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