My wife is a planner. She likes organization. I, on the other hand, am comfortable with chaos and spontaneity. As we arrive ever closer to retirement, her planning gene is showing itself in very funny ways. Although our maiden journey won’t be until sometime in March, I nearly fell off my bed laughing when out… Read More The Planner and the Pantster
Recently I heard the slang, “I’d hit that.” I am often fascinated with slang or colloquial phrases since my writing style has been described as “colloquial” (not sure if that was a compliment or not). Anyway, I digress. I wanted to explore this further, including similar expressions and whether lesbians or women loving women use… Read More I’d Hit That….
I’ve been attending the Left Coast Lesbian Literary Conference (LCLC) for the last five years and in my distorted view of the world, I’d started to view our annual trek to Palm Springs as tradition. That got me to thinking about tradition and of course I had to do some research. I began to think… Read More Tradition
I’m fascinated with what happens to people as they age. Recently I read that women who experience dramatic hot flashes for a prolonged period are more prone to dementia and heart disease. Ugh! Have I mentioned I’ve been suffering from hot flashes for the last fifteen years and there is no sign of this particular… Read More On Being Childish
It’s not that I don’t believe those who have gone before me or the ones that are successful right at this moment. Nor do I take the advice lightly. I don’t discard the advice without mulling it over…again and again and again. And finally, I am truly appreciative of that good advice. So why can’t… Read More The Good Advice I Just Can’t Take…
I’ve often joked about my made-up word, romash, to describe my books. What I realized recently, with the help of some readers, is that a more accurate description of what I write is a romance with subtext. I love the definition of subtext: “an underlying and often distinct theme in a piece of writing or… Read More Subtext
This past weekend we were supposed to go to the Oyster Festival in our state and camp with some friends who were also scheduled to play music for the festival. We offered to bring some food for the long weekend and because our lives are so busy right now, my wife decided it would… Read More A Mature Woman’s Romantic Picnic Lunch