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It happened up near Pasco, Washington. My aunt calls from Burns to tell me. “Jinella, I got some sad news. Kyrin laid himself down on the railroad tracks up near Pasco and got hit. Far as the cops could tell, he had his music plugged in his ears, you know how the kids do…and his… … more >>>
I FINISH MY READING at a Southwestern Writers’ Conference. I have spoken about crippling pain from a hiking fall and seeing a dust cloud from the Gobi Desert turn the sun moon-silver over the Black Rock, and how a volcanic out-cropping seen against sunset can become figures from a Javanese shadow play. A woman in… … more >>>
We want our sound to go into the soul of the audience, and see if it can awaken some little thing in their minds… Cause there are so many sleeping people. -Jimi Hendrix, musician, singer, and songwriter (27 Nov 1942-1970) Are you curious? Are you coming out of a dream? And, as Jimi once asked,… … more >>>
What if: you couldn’t bear being inside four walls another second? What if you so desperately needed to breathe the air of the possibility of surprise that you turned away from the screen – any screen – and ran outside? What if the snow came up to your knees? What if rain slammed down on… … more >>>
You aren’t going to get everything right. So, don’t even try. December 1 – January 1 is the most voracious time of the year for women. And, for women writers? Hyped-up profiteering holiday demands can eat you alive – if you let them. The greatest gift you can give anybody, your self included, are your… … more >>>
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