Besides last weeks, "Study," another thing writers should do is read. They should go hand in hand.  Read and study, study and read. Do not become caught up in the proper/conventional methods of study.  Read, re-read, and yes reread again! Read for approach, read for character development. Read for plot.  Read. Heard recently at a … Continue reading Read


That is my mantra of late.  Not just for my current semester of course work, but in general.  Study. Study art. Study writing. Study reading. Study. It is taking longer than I wanted to put out the next book.  There is a lesson in that.  Patience.  Something I have too little of for my own … Continue reading Study

Not Giving Up

Still working. I am amused at the reaction from others when they ask what I am doing. Some are surprised that I am still writing.  Others make a point of being encouraging and are sincerely supportive. Thanks to both! Writing is a business.  All the statistics that apply to starting a business, apply to becoming … Continue reading Not Giving Up


Once upon a time, I went to public high school. There was a young man, just a few years younger than me.  He would enter the building shortly after my arrival many mornings my senior year.  Our principal in passing would greet him, "Hello Mr. Fosko!" Years and much living later, our acquaintance remade itself. … Continue reading Tribute


You love Me and sulk with sad eyes pleading Me to stay as I dress to leave I love You but I leave You alone forever again and again You meet my return every time with joy Nails hitting linoleum Behind the door Jumping paws Beating the rhythm for Happy Barks This poem was written for … Continue reading Loyalty

Rain, Rain . . .

I didn't get to go to the Junque Jamboree as planned.  Overslept and work up late to a dark sky and thunder. The weather cleared up late morning, by then my husband had convinced me to take the day off. Early September, an opportunity to participate in an Art in the Park event was really … Continue reading Rain, Rain . . .