Me and My Daughter Emma at Dinner Last Year in Memphis, TN

#MeToo, Larry Nassar, And Donald Trump

There was a story in The New York Times yesterday by Rachael Denhollander, the woman who filed the first police complaint against Larry Nassar for sexual assault. Rachael is an attorney now. She was thoroughly prepared, legally speaking, for the fight. Along with her report she submitted medical records, medical journals, her journal from the time
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the view of our backyard from my writing desk

Finding Your Place To Thrive

With writing, and everything else in life, you need to find your place in order to flourish. The nook suited to your temperament, your mission control.  I carefully considered the atmosphere I needed to write well and discovered that silence was the key to my success, pin-drop silence. My ears process sound like an amplifier,
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