Category Archives: Writing and Creativity Outpost

Passing

Nella Larsen Rutgers University Press, 1986 Oh, so many things our little brains think about. There are endless ways to justify our actions, question another’s, and paint our memories. The pitiable protagonist, though she wants to be noble, is Irene … Continue reading

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Ghostwriter Mommy Blues

Good news. A book I was hired to write has been nominated for a statewide award. The news came via a text message from the man whose childhood story needed telling. I congratulated him and he texted back that he … Continue reading

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This Boy’s Life, A Memoir

Tobias Wolff Harper and Row, 1989 This Boy’s Life was made into a movie in 1993, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert DeNiro. That the story begins with Wolff and his mother running from an abusive man and seeing an out-of-control … Continue reading

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Mushroom Gougère and Writing

I have a friend who said she vacuums every day before going to the office. Every day! I was too humiliated to admit ours might be done once a month (before she comes). But what I think is that her … Continue reading

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