Enough Hibernation Already!

Posted On: March 23, 2018

Child of Winter? The last sentence in my book reads like this: “I am a child of winter no more.” All through my life, ever since the Cleveland blizzard in 1947 six days after I was born, winter has been my favorite season. My intent with that final sentence, however, was metaphorical: the “permafrost of grief” that clung to me…

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Janice Beetle’s Blog and “Seasoned”

Posted On: December 4, 2017

Janice Beetle was the editor of Seasoned. Her gifts of skill, sensitivity, and professionalism helped to sharpen, shorten, and sweeten the narrative. I am deeply grateful to Janice for guiding me and supporting me to go deeper into my memories of my brother. New understandings of central themes in my life emerged from the back-and-forth process with Janice. We worked…

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