The Absence of Color

The Absence of Color

I hope you are all staying safe and sane. I am fortunate to be holed up on beautiful Whidbey Island. I’m here with my 94-year-old mother and my sister who is going through chemo, and while peeling myself away from the news and finding time and energy to write is...
Fear and Loathing in Memoir Writing

Fear and Loathing in Memoir Writing

Sometimes my memoir writing seems like a chain of encounters with ditched selves who keep showing up. Of course it is me who sent out the invitations. Me who set the table and prepared the food. Why then do I find myself wanting to hide in the broom closet or under...