• Dec. 24th, 2009 Mama . . . Mama . . . Mama . . .

    Right now, my 15 month old son’s favorite word is “mama”. This thrills me in a way I find difficult to describe. My daughter was born with a rare genetic syndrome and speech has been an elusive and hard-fought skill. I didn’t hear “mama” from her until she was 3. While other mothers bemoan the [ read more ]

  • Oct. 30th, 2009 Learning to Write

    Am I a writer? I’m not sure! I’ve written a book. I think most people would consider this simple fact adequate justification for calling myself a writer. Except for the teensy little fact that most people (fewer than 10 at last count) have no idea I’ve written a book. And, I’m 35 and just now [ read more ]