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Women Writers: No apologies

[Photo: At EBWW conference, Suzette with Gina Barreca, author and professor of English and Feminist Theory at the University of Connecticut.  Suzette is wearing the “tribal mask” for loud, smart, funny women.  Thanks for the gift, Gina!) A smart, competent female writer stood up to share her thoughts.  “I’m sorry to take up the time…I’m […]

God’s House Calls: A doctor speaks of medical improbabilities

Have you ever had an experience that defied reason? In 1987 my mother was in a coma from a brain aneurysm. On the seventh night of her hospitalization, I dreamt my mother was drifting upwards through a wide tunnel toward angels set against blue skies.  In my dream, I thought, “Mom, are you saying goodbye?”  […]

Sat. August 22 – Escape to the Cape 2, writing workshop

Adventurous writers!  I’m doing a second Cape Cod Writing Workshop on August 22. Enjoy a rare writing workshop where meditative recall will be used to mine memories for long forgotten sights, sounds and sensations to enliven one’s written stories. Saturday, August 22, 2015 Escape to the Cape Writing Workshop Using Hypnotic Recall to Create Spellbinding […]

The Bible, Bette Davis and The Matrix

This spirituality column was published in 2008 in The Patriot Ledger, but it remains one of my favorites. In public schools, the Bible has been thrown out with the bath water. Down the drain has gone its rich literary influence. Younger people often draw a blank at Old Testament or gospel references. Recently, I talked […]

Writing workshop revelations – Cape Cod

“So how did the July 18 Escape to the Cape Writing Workshop go?”  Unexpected.  Magical. Revealing.  All elements yearned for by a writer. (I breathed a sigh of relief.)  I’ll do it again on August 22.  (See link at the end). When hypnotic recall exercises are used for writing, surprising paths beckon. On July 18, […]