Love in the Bardo, chapter three

It has now been a month since Ernestine moved into Hallworth House, a small nursing home. Today she and I sit in its warm shady brick patio looking over the varied shapes of downtown Providence, listening to the birds and the commuter train, watching without comment the tiny drama playing…

excerpt from Love in the Bardo, a memoir about me and my mom, Ernestine

My therapist, Riona, suggests that I have an attachment problem. Riona is a tall, beautiful, dark haired woman who I started seeing as my career at Mt. Holyoke began to fall apart. The fact that her office is in a suburb of Boston, an hour or so north of Providence,…

Thoughts on Setting

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed for a writing class called Pencil to Paper, hosted by Krista Rolfzen Soukup at Blue Cottage Agency   The teacher, award winning author Candace Simar, sent me some excellent prompts, one of them being about setting and its place in my work. So…