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One Step Forward, Do Not Stop

It’s difficult to offer praise that hasn’t already been voiced for the January 21 Women’s March for Democracy in Asheville and elsewhere around the world. My dear friend, Andrea Gould, captured my own feelings so well responding to her experience across the continent in Tucson, AZ. I share them here. […]


Come Together…Right Now 2

A seminal moment – one that is so original, so groundbreaking and awesome that it will influence everything that comes after it. A driving force. An ovular moment – one that is so rich in creative and life-sustaining potential that when stimulated it gestates and gives birth to something entirely […]


What I Learned on the Mountain 2

Warm enough today to stroll with a light jacket, unzipped. Yay! Lenten roses and daffodils blooming, cherry trees and star magnolias swollen and almost ready to pop. First serious allergy attack last evening. Spring is definitely marching closer (no pun intended.) I walk the forested hills near home. Believing that relocation […]


Who’s Gonna Need Me, Who’s Gonna Feed Me….?

A while ago a major brand, maybe Nestle or Procter and Gamble, I can’t remember; anyway, some company sponsored a contest on the theme “Unfulfilled Dreams.” Entries had to be the creative expression of  something you’d always hoped for, but had never attained. My submission was a poem illustrated by a […]


The Hot New Demographic: Us 2

As a person over 50, have you begun to feel invisible, unimportant, sidelined? Not me. I’ve been infused with detailed visions of the once and future power of our generation, having recently completed “Ageing in Community,” an excellent six part workshop offered by the Council on Changing Aging through Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at […]


Past the Peak 7

  It’s a beautiful late autumn day on our ridge. What image comes to mind reading those words? Blazing autumn color highlighted by warm Indian summer sunshine perhaps. Not so. While this has been one of the most dramatically colorful and extended fall seasons in Western North Carolina, today the leaves […]


Stalling or Starting Out at 60, 70, and Beyond 4

A few months ago, my friend and writing mentor, Peggy Millin (Clarity Works), wrote a blog entry called “Right Time, Right Path: Now”. In it she detailed and pondered on her feeling of being “stalled,” not just as a writer, but as a woman realizing the many miles she’s already logged on life’s journey and the impact the […]