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Everyone Loves a Bully!
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Everyone Loves a Bully!

Americans are mystified at how “this” could possibly be happening in America. At how one blustering, irresponsible name-caller could be so loved and revered by his supporters, much less embraced by a major political party that is now feeling sick to its stomach. But we shouldn’t be so surprised. I recently posted this on the Zorgos Reader: … Continue reading

“Writing to Zorgos” Workshop @ Liminal
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“Writing to Zorgos” Workshop @ Liminal

Writing is Healing ~ Writing is Power Writing workshop with Kristen Caven We’ve all experienced bullying in our lives, from the personal to the political. This 6-week workshop at The Liminal Center in Oakland provides a structure for both writing through our experiences and learning new ways of being.  Zorgos is esperanto for “I will take … Continue reading

Eight Reasons I Wrote a Male Fairy Godmother –
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Eight Reasons I Wrote a Male Fairy Godmother –

In my novel, The Souls of Her Feet, the downtrodden protagonist’s life changes, as in every Cinderella story, when a Fairy Godmother appears in her life. But in this version, the “godmother” is also her real-life, legitimate godfather — the former best friend of her deceased parents. I chose to make this traditionally female character … Continue reading

By a Waterfall, a Pool, some Birds, and a Mermaid
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By a Waterfall, a Pool, some Birds, and a Mermaid

I crossed this off my bucket list: choreographing a dance number with The DecoBelles historic dance troupe, famous for their waving beachballs, flying footwork and bright red lipstick smiles. The “water ballet.” was in honor of the unveiling of the new mural, “Birds of Lake Merritt,” by Cleo Villet of OMCA fame, which now grace the pool of the … Continue reading

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SOULS May 4th at Laurel Bookstore

A book of mine is never truly launched until I’ve read at my neighborhood bookstore! Perfectly Revolting at Laurel (twice)! The Bullying Antidote  at Laurel The Reason She Left at Laurel’s “Local Literary Lights” event! Laurel Bookstore is no longer in my neighborhood; they’ve moved ‘up’ to downtown Oakland and have become the city’s new … Continue reading