Welcome to my Blog

I like to imagine my blog as a scenic spot with a spectacular view along the Trail of Memory – a site where writers and readers are welcome to share the stories that help us make sense of our journeys.
Keeping Readers Engaged on a Journey Through Time

Keeping Readers Engaged on a Journey Through Time

“You make the path by walking on it.” — Antonio Machado In writing Newcomers in an Ancient Land – the story of my youthful quest for adventure, love and self-discovery in 1960’s Israel – one of my biggest challenges was figuring out how to keep readers engaged through...

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NEWCOMERS IN AN ANCIENT LAND EXCERPT – CHAPTER 5: Hitchhiking

NEWCOMERS IN AN ANCIENT LAND EXCERPT – CHAPTER 5: Hitchhiking

The Negev Desert was a land of extremes – by day a white-hot griddle; by night a blackened skillet; at dawn a copper pot; at dusk a painted gourd. Its unforgiving rocks and sharp scent reminded me of my early childhood in Texas and Kansas, where the harshness of the...

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NEWCOMERS IN AN ANCIENT LAND EXCERPT – CHAPTER 4: Gingit!

NEWCOMERS IN AN ANCIENT LAND EXCERPT – CHAPTER 4: Gingit!

 I couldn’t resist the beauty of the nocturnal sky as I crept up on deck alone. A shimmering canopy of stars arched over the cobalt sea, falling to the horizon like a fishnet tugged tight by unseen hands. Flying fish played in the ship’s wake, their silvery tails...

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NAMW Interview About “Newcomers”

NAMW Interview About “Newcomers”

I was honored to be interviewed on June 13, 2019, by Linda Joy Myers, founder of NAMW (National Association of Memoir Writers). It was a special pleasure because I had worked on this memoir in Linda's Writing as Healing class over several years. With Linda Joy's...

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