• October 2016
    This is a particularly difficult time to practice mindfulness, but it is absolutely necessary if we are live our days in peace no matter whether we're writers or house painters.  Thanks for this lovely reminder.
  • October 2016
    I can't wait to read you book, Mary. As a 4 year old I lived n post-war Germany while my father did work for the army.  Because of that exposure I have always been interested in the plight of the Jews during the war as I played among the ruins with...
  • October 2016
  • An article by Joan Z. Rough was featured
    August 2016
      As a kid, I spent hours hidden between the pages of books.  I loved to read — especially stories about people and how they got through the tough spots in their lives. One of my favorites was about Toby Tyler, a boy who...
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  • March 2016
    Best wishes to you, Iris, and much success for your book.  Being caregivers to our parents can be a difficult journey and in this day and age, is an important topic to write about.
  • February 2016
    Oh my, what a story.  We all have self-doubt but when it's brought on by an outside voice in public, I'd say it's abuse and inexcusable.  Another reminder that we should never give up.  And I do hope you get back to your novel and publish it!
  • February 2016
    Marcia, I like the new title of the post and what you've written here about the difficulty of writing after being a lobbyist.  I also find that last paragraph of huge importance.  When I had to revisit the worst times of my life in writing process,...
  • February 2016
    Jenni, Congratulations.  I wish you all the best with your novel.  At 73 I'm happy to say my memoir will be published in the fall.  It's never, ever too late!
  • February 2016
    Diana,  Yes, there are lots of big questions when it comes to taking care of family members.  While I have seen it done gracefully, I think for most of us it's a very difficult situation and there is no one universal way to handle it.  It sounds...
  • February 2016
    Pat, You so honor me by wanting to use my book as an example for your students. Thank you so much.  Writing, whether it be in book or journal form has always been my means of getting to the meat of my thoughts and feelings.  Thank you so much. Once...

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