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Observations: February 2017
I just got back in town from a trip to Ohio, where I visited family, then a trip to D.C., where I hung out with 12,000 writers at the AWP conference. I learned a few things. Saying goodbye is always hard. Life will end, and might end soon, so live it up. Sh...

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Short interview with Agnes Marton
What an inspiring week. After seeing the peaceful outpouring of supporters at the Women's Marches around the world, I can't help but feel hope for our country. People are power. Speaking of strong women, I sent the amazing Agnes Marton a few interview quest...

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Reflections from Marfa: 2016
The drive from San Antonio to Marfa is full of snaky roads and
rock fall warnings. Taking I-10 through the hill country toward West Texas, the
landscape is marked by rampart and cacti; the radio station options go from a
few dozen to two. My husband and I l...

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Happy that "The Living Museum" is one of Cleaver Magazine's Top Reads of 2016.

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Observations: January, 2017
With the new year comes possibility. Sure, many of us are afraid for the health of America's states. We worry about the integrity of our new administration, we worry about basic human rights, we worry that families won't be able to afford basic healthcare a...

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Observations, December: Part 15
The best way to reach out is to look within. Sounds good anyway, right? It definitely seems the basis for meditation and the theme of  Westworld , so how can it not be true? I've been taking a break from social media, specifically Facebook, to focus on a fe...

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Observations, November: Part 14
I've had trouble distilling my thoughts since November 8th.  Luckily, good people surround me. They remind me that in the darkest of times, the light shines brightest. They remind me that people are resilient and strong. I have legitimate worries surroundin...

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Observations, October: Part 13
I'm writing this after the second presidential debate. This, the town hall debate between Donald Trump, reality television star turned presidential candidate, and Hillary Clinton, former New York Senator and Secretary of State. The debate was painful to wat...

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Observations on Mood, September: Part 12
Here's the overview of my day so far (if I survive, it might be comical): illness kept me up in pain all night; in the morning, I purchased the wrong item at the grocery, so I had to go back; rain flooded my neighborhood; lunch looked good but wasn't; I fin...
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