Category Archives: Writing

See One, Do One, Teach One

See one, do one, teach one. I first heard this surgical term during my years as an administrative coordinator at one of the most prestigious medical schools in the country. It’s an adage that works just as well with any number … Continue reading

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Proud to be an American

Proud to be an American, you bet. And so very thankful, especially on this and every Veteran’s Day, what my parents always referred to as Armistice Day. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918 … Continue reading

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Everybody has the right to be an artist

In the summer of 2004 I went to Northern Italy with Hubby D, a cousin, and my brother, After visiting our family villages in the Piemonte Region, we headed for the South of France, via the picturesque mountains and stopping … Continue reading

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Deceptions in 1930 Montana

Here’s one of my favorite scenes, from an area I researched in great detail, more like up close and personal. Pietro Rocca has left the wife he deceived and their two children back in Italy while he comes to terms … Continue reading

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On the Great Wall

In another life I did climb the Great Wall of China, as indicated on the sweatshirt I bought that autumn day some twenty-five years ago. Of course, I didn’t climb the entire wall. To be more precise, I walked rather … Continue reading

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Sequel to Chicago’s Headmistress Excerpt

Having fun with my current WIP (work in progress). Chicago 1931. Talk about luck of the draw. Matthew Pagano had been lucky enough to have snagged the best ma any fella could want. The best pa too. Had being the … Continue reading

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Nice and Queasy

Looking for a fun, summertime read? One that will either amuse you or appall you? Or both? From my Collection of Givers and Takers … Sleazy paparazzo Lester Best is on the run from a New York loan shark when … Continue reading

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