Category Archives: Writing

Dear Twitter Readers

Dear Twitter Readers, I never planned to tweet one haiku a day for seventeen months, or whatever it ended up being. In December of 2012 I tweeted one haiku for each day in advent. I collected them and printed them … Continue reading

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A Flower Walk in Back Bay

This morning I met a friend for a walk in Back Bay. I know friend is a wonderfully uninformative word, especially in this time of Facebook when we have vast numbers of friends we interact with regularly, while real-life meetings with … Continue reading

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Boston Literata

Yesterday was the day of my first-ever author interview. It was a taped interview for a cable show called The Literati Scene, hosted by Smoki Bacon and Dick Concannon, two prominent Bostonians in their early eighties. The set for the … Continue reading

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The Publicist

The book is written and published and launched.  How the writer longs to crawl back under a rock or to her library to write and write and write again. How she misses that quiet table, that solitude. But it is … Continue reading

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Homework into the night

My son is doing homework, an English essay I think. He is writing about a poem, quietly tapping on his computer, glancing at some notes he made. I sit opposite him at the dining room table with my own computer … Continue reading

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Protected: On Becoming an Author

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Protected: My Twitter Affair

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Protected: Binders Full of Women

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Protected: On Silence and the Empty Page

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Protected: College Countdown

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