Scold’s Bridle, coming soon!

Scold’s Bridle, coming soon!

Upcoming spring 2024 release by Sidekick Press! Scold’s Bridle is a book of five short stories about three women linked throughout history. The main characters, Rebecca, Delfa, and Rae Ann, embody the archetypes of mother, maiden, and crone. Each story occurs in...
Thoughts on Katherine May’s Work

Thoughts on Katherine May’s Work

If you, like me, love Katherine May’s books, you may have caught her long-awaited interview on Glennon Doyle’s We Can Do Hard Things podcast this week. I have some thoughts. Katherine May on We Can Do Hard Things The Electricity of Every Living Thing by...
Room

Room

            I lived with my family in a one hundred-year-old barn of a house. The old place was solid as a rock, made of old-growth fir, double walls in some places, which was lucky because there was no insulation...
Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Palazzo Medici Riccardi

I had an hour to or so to kill before class. I dawdled over lunch, Tuscan white beans in tomato sauce and tomato, onion, and oregano salad with a short pour of cold white wine. The lingering flavors were mine alone, no one to share them with, no one to share the empty...
Arriving in Florence

Arriving in Florence

Journey to Italy The pandemic is over, so they say. Or so we are all behaving, traveling around the globe naked-faced. Despite getting Covid again two weeks before leaving for Florence. Cramped into a series of airplane seats listening to snippets of conversation that...