Category: On Life and Writing

King Lear – Looking for a Happier Ending!

 August 8, 2019

Anyone who knows anything about Shakespeare, knows that his comedies end in marriages and his tragedies in death—not just one death but multiple deaths. I’ve studied King Lear in college and seen other productions. I know how it ends, yet, during this year’s production of King Lear at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, I found myself […]

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Michigan Shakespeare Festival – 25 Years!

 July 26, 2019

The Michigan Shakespeare Festival is celebrating 25 years in existence.  I’ve been attending the Festival (formerly the Jackson Shakespeare Festival) for the past 23 years, missing only one year in that time. In celebration of 25 years, I’m sharing some of my memories of those early days. Jackson Shakespeare Festival, 1996 It was the quintessential […]

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Thoughts on Current Immigration Crisis

 July 10, 2019

This post was first published in July of 2014. Back then the immigration crisis involved unaccompanied children coming to our country, now we have whole families. The words remain relevant. Immigration Crisis of 2014 From blog post of 2014 – With all of the news recently about the situation of thousands of children coming to […]

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What to Give a Writer for their Birthday

 June 26, 2019

Happy birthday to me! It’s my birthday. You reach a certain age and giving gifts becomes more important than receiving them. What can you give someone who has everything? I plan to celebrate my birthday by taking two of my grandsons to see Toy Story 4 then out for a treat. However, there is something […]

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Diverse Characters – How Do You Write Them?

 June 20, 2019

Diversity is a current buzz word in publishing. Publishers want books with diverse characters. In 2013, when I thought about writing the first book in my Dancing Through Life Series, Dancing on a High Wire, I envisioned the character of Esther being black and thereby providing diversity. However, following the adage, “write what you know,” […]

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Freedom Dance – Now Available for Pre-Order!

 June 13, 2019

We here in the America are so blessed. We have so many freedoms. Freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom to choose who we marry and where we live. Often we take these freedoms for granted. As does Letty in Freedom Dance, the latest novel in the Dancing through Life Series. We forget the price […]

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How the Enneagram Has Changed over the Past Forty Years

 June 6, 2019

My experience with the Enneagram has changed greatly over the past forty years. My first experience with the Enneagram was almost forty years ago, in the fall of 1979. At the time I was a candidate with the Adrian Dominican Sisters (what was formerly called a postulant). I always liked learning so when the opportunity […]

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Why Can’t Life be Like Writing?

 May 25, 2019

Why can’t life be like writing? I’ve been asking myself this this week after a friend found a solution to a major problem in his manuscript by the addition of an introduction. I’ve also experienced this at times. I reread a manuscript, thinking I’ve got major editing to do, only to move a chapter here […]

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A World Where It Is Easier to be Good – Is That Possible?

 May 16, 2019

On Tuesday I blogged about “Is it possible to create a world where it is easier to be good,” using Psalm 72 as the basis for this post. Because this topic warrants more time, I’m continuing it in this post. Working for a World Where It Is Easier to be Good In my twenties I […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

 May 10, 2019

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there! Whether you are physically a mother or nurturing others as an aunt, sister, teacher, nurse, friend, or in any of the many ways we women nurture and sustain others, I hope you have a great day. Even if not a mother ourselves, all of us […]

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