Category Archives: Thinky

The Finite Well of Shits

Last year I gave a luncheon speech at the New England RWA’s annual conference, which I concluded by advising my fellow writers to respect the fact that one has only so many shits available to give, and to be mindful … Continue reading

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Secrets and Light

I was very young when I became interested, so interested in stories of people doing something in secret. Secret drinking, secret gambling, secret boyfriends, secret girlfriends, secret/second families, secret lives. I didn’t go to church very often, but I remember … Continue reading

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Women (and Girls) and Music ~ Part Three

Finalizing line edits on a manuscript of mine about a musician recently, I thought of my first, serious studio music lessons with my cello professor. I started with him when I was twelve, after three years working with one of … Continue reading

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