Monthly Archives: November 2010

“The love we shared as children

is not lost, though we have been” –from poem “Word Has Reached Me” by Alice Walker My brother, Wayne Scott Williams, age 61, died last Thursday, November 18. His death was shockingly sudden and unexpected. Here we are in a favorite photo of mine, taken when I was 8 1/2 months and he, 3 1/2….

Waking

Tense. Gritting my teeth. My whole body on alert in order to keep my abdomen without breath, without movement. As if a bubble floats here, and I must not do anything that will disturb it for fear it will burst, a fragile bubble or balloon that must be preserved. My life depends on it. This…

To See Through Bush’s Eyes

“Some people see scars and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there is healing.” –Bush’s words to Angel when she notices Bush staring at her face. In the novel Solar Storms by Linda Hogan, a young woman, Angel, returns to her native community in Canada after being…

Cooking a Book: Time to Publish

I finished a draft of my book proposal. Hallelujah! I will be editing it for surface errors this Wednesday evening and then giving it to my partner, Griffin, for the last going over. By the second week in November, the proposal, which includes a sample chapter, will be in the mail to an agent! I…