• Muse a little…

    Sing to me oh Muse… From the time of the ancient Greeks, for several hundred years following that, it was the blessing of the Muses one needed in order create art. In fact,…

  • Evolution of a Tradition

    My mom ruined holidays for my husband. And my sister’s husband. And my Brother’s wife. And she knows it so this isn’t news that will come as a shock to her or make…

  • Why Italy…

    I have three books set in Italy. As I work on publishing them, I find that I write these interesting bits as random exercises to help shake out some of the story writing…

  • My Kind of History

    This morning while procrastinating, I came across this little diddy I wrote a while back that cracked me up. Which is good, because isn’t that what the muses preach? When writing, it’s important…

  • Italian Stories…

    The song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds just came on over the speakers at the coffee shop where I’m writing. It seems out of place as most everyone else in…

  • Always Christmas…

    I wrote this last year a few days before Thanksgiving, but I could have easily just written it today. The sentiments remain, even if the date has changed. Merry Happy Holidays to you…

  • Reading Material…

    Here’s something random to read for a cold winter day. I wrote a book called Thirty. It’s about Ali, a writer who has become disenchanted with her life. Her 30th birthday “party” is…