Author John McPhee on the delete key

September 24, 2015
John McPhee's books got my attention in the early 1970s and I've been a reader of his since then. Of course, he's often in the The New Yorker magazine, that bastion of...

Where did our dignity go?

September 10, 2015
It started when I was approached for a blog campaign to tout wearing no underpants. That's right: going commando. The post was sponsored by a toilet paper company that...

Toughen up!

September 3, 2015
I was 16 when I had my first professional editor, on a weekly column about my high school in my town's weekly newspaper. I was paid $2 for each column, probably about...

Santa Fe writing workshop: seats left!

August 5, 2015
Imagine a small group of writers and bloggers walking in the crisp and spicy air of a Santa Fe, New Mexico fall day. We've just spent some "classroom" time talking...

Worst blogging advice, ever

July 31, 2015
Anyone who blogs has read the zillions of posts chock-full of advice about how to increase readership on your blog.  I've read them, too, and have concluded that most...

Ignite Your Creativity Writing Workshop

June 16, 2015
Welcome to Ignite Your Creativity: a Workshop for Writers Come in!  Join me in the creative atmosphere of Santa Fe, New Mexico, for a fall weekend writing workshop...

How to find your lost muse

June 10, 2015
This is all about finding your inspiration when you think it's lost.  Because it never is lost, not really. It's just covered up with other stuff, like life, fear,...

Introducing…heart, mind, soul

May 18, 2015
When I transitioned my blog from Middle-aged Diva to my own website, I didn't name it.  To tell you the truth, I wasn't sure WHAT to name it.  Naming blogs isn't as...

Bronzed baby shoes

March 18, 2015
Most babies in the 1950s and maybe longer wore these traditional little white lace-up baby shoes. I love them--they remind me of purity and innocence. They are so...

A guy talks about being dumped

March 13, 2015
Of course it was inevitable that my smart and funny husband would want to see my essay in the anthology, Dumped, Women Unfriending Women. What I didn't expect was that...

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