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

photographs, Uncategorized, writer

Which one?

I chose five shots from the photo shoot (including fifty photographs) the amazing Jeremy, over at Jeremy Rill Photography, took of me recently. I'm planning on using the head shot(s) for book-related, professional publications. Which one is your favorite, second favorite, and so on? One.   Two.   Three.   Four.   Five.  

arts, beauty, community, good, joy, love, music, teachers

Making Music and Joy

Numerous volunteer music teachers dedicate time, wisdom, gifting, and love into teaching children how to play musical instruments. They do this every week during the school year, to encourage consistent practice, improve skill, and build relationships with these young people. This all started from the vision of a business man who loved music and wanted… Continue reading Making Music and Joy