snow, Uncategorized, writing, writing fiction, writing process

Slowing Down, Making It More Delicious

This morning's drive was anything but a walk in the park. What normally took thirty-five minutes dragged into double the time. We inched through snow and ice, as snow continued falling and threatened visibility. On the way, some cars slid, and we even saw tracks where wheels had slid or perhaps bounced into the curb.… Continue reading Slowing Down, Making It More Delicious

community, people, savannah, stories, story

Savannah, at The Perfect Petal

What a gorgeous bloom. I had never seen anything like it. Savannah told me it's a rose bred from two different species. *** I'm curious about and desiring to meet new people, not just because I'm a writer but I want to become better acquainted with community. What better way than to strike up conversation?… Continue reading Savannah, at The Perfect Petal

community, friendship, mail

Friendship Friday

I've been frequenting various coffee shops in the Denver area over the past few weeks or so, and they all seem so unique and different. Lily Chang © 2018 These places take on the personality of the designer, the people working there, the location, or a combination of different factors. You are all a part… Continue reading Friendship Friday

coffee shops, community, conversation

Conversation in Community

Before I was cast into the throws of the harshness and cruelness of reality, I loved chatting with people. A goal is to rekindle that love of talking with others and hearing their life stories. I might have mentioned here that I'm visiting at least one new (new to me, anyways) coffee shop a week.… Continue reading Conversation in Community

celebrating differences, coffee shop, community

Differences Matter

One of my goals is to try at least one new coffee shop per week. I loved today's visit to Dirt Coffee Bar. I have no idea where that name came from, but I'm taken by the concept behind the shop: "People with differences deserve better." I love that. And, the non-profit organization practices what… Continue reading Differences Matter

community, hope, love, writing

Willing

I'm writing adult fiction, magical realism specifically. My desire is to cultivate a community — whether in writing, here, or in person — where people can be transparent and real, while also giving hope, showing that love in all its complexity exists and inviting the imagination out to play. All I need from you is: be willing… Continue reading Willing

rape culture, sexual assault, Uncategorized, writer, writing

“An Education,” by C. Wheeler

Warning: What is shared here is this writer's experience. It's raw and difficult, but I believe it's important for her voice to be heard. It's an important #metoo piece. *** C. Wheeler's piece was published in the November 28, 2017 issue of The Rumpus.   An Education C. Wheeler, MD When I was in medical… Continue reading “An Education,” by C. Wheeler