Tag Archives: Divorce

Dating … Again
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I’m dating again. This isn’t a place I expected to find myself after my marriage to Michael 1.0 in 1994, but it comes with the territory following a divorce. I get that. I’ve had my share of mid-life dating adventures … Continue reading

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A Question of Settling
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In Summer 2015, when my brother Tom got engaged, I joked he was moving fast. His long-winded divorce had ended just two weeks earlier. “We’ve dated one-and-a-half years,” he said. “And this time, neither of us are settling.” At the … Continue reading

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A Life of Quiet Desperation
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For years, my brother Tom lived a life of quiet desperation. I saw it and recognized it in myself, recognized what I had seen years earlier in my father’s father. I think Mom saw it too, must have at least … Continue reading

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Death Comes in Threes (Or More)
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It’s going to be a long, sad week. There’s far too much death and dying in my crazy corner of the world. First, a writer I know, Joyce Maynard, announced that her husband, Jim Barringer, was dying. I was shocked. … Continue reading

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Petaluma Reader’s Theatre to Revive Production of Fatherhood
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I’m super excited to announce that the Petaluma Reader’s Theatre (PRT) will be reviving their show, Dear Ole Dad: A Tribute to Fatherhood, which includes my story, There’s No Daddy Here. The show is on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 … Continue reading

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TWO DAYS LEFT to Pre-Order My New Book
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Finishing Line Press will publish my debut poetry collection, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism, this summer. The pre-sales period for the chapbook is currently underway. Sales made during this period determine the size of the print run. Therefore, … Continue reading

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Two Weeks Remain for Pre-Sales of My New Book
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Advance sales of my poetry collection, Across An Aqueous Moon: Travels in Autism, are almost over. The pre-sales period ends April 29th. My goal is to sell at least 110 copies, as the advance sales determine the size of the print run. I’m proud of … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start, Part 2
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After a week of clearing out unwanted and unused junk from my home, I was ready to tackle Phase 2: cleaning and rearranging what was left. We started with the family room, where much of the changes were taking place. … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start, Part 1
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There’s tremendous chaos in my home of late, but it’s chaos of a good sort. My parents gave me and each of my siblings a generous check for Christmas, and I decided to use the money to buy a new … Continue reading

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Christmas Crafts, Part 3
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Back by popular demand: my Christmas story, in three parts, which first appeared here in December 2011. It’s been updated a bit, but mostly it’s the same story that made readers laugh until they cried. Go on, read it again…. … Continue reading

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