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Lessons and Friendships Enable My Writing Life

In a recent and rare Facebook post, I told my friends that this summer has been a “watershed in my writing life.” I decided to elaborate. This is about my Bay Area literary associations – along with plugging away at … Continue reading

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Why I keep returning to stories about the 60s – blog hop

Carole Bumpus caught me when we met at the Belmont post office to sort out CWC SF-Peninsula branch membership renewals, due beginning this month. We have enjoyed working together these past two years as membership chair (me) and treasurer (lucky … Continue reading

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Lyrics jammed in my throat…

How I loved the 1964 Bob Dylan song The Times They Are A’Changin’ when I was at Cal Berkeley. I knew every line by heart, sang them triumphantly with my friends, intoned them under my breath, marching in time to … Continue reading

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Spreading Pain or Catharsis? Perils of Turning My Own Era into Fiction

Given the exhilaration of the past week, it is easy to forget certain painful realities. Readers of my historical novel, A Time to Cast Away Stones, set in Berkeley and Paris in 1968, might be forced to relive sorrows and … Continue reading

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