My first piece in a national publication, the Island Review

I’ve been writing fiction for more than a decade, learning how to write.  Publication hasn’t been my focus- it’s felt premature, considering my late entry into the world of literary art.  My only publication has been in a community college publication- until now.  Check out this short story, which is actually an excerpt from my first novel. Feels great! She Never Heard of Langston Hughes … Continue reading My first piece in a national publication, the Island Review

The Beauty of Rocks and Water

Although Glacier National Park is full of spectacular vistas, I was particularly drawn to the particular.  The ancient rocks date back to the area’s primordial ocean beds, replete with ripples, later thrust up in convulsive upheavals as the earth’s plates ground and pushed against each other.  And the glaciers and snowfields produce waterfalls, rivers and streams all over the park.  Water on Rocks, rippling, singing, … Continue reading The Beauty of Rocks and Water

Off to Glacier National Park- my longest trip so far

Keri (long time friend from Corvallis since l983) and her son Cal (now 17- wow, I was with him when he was born!) headed to Glacier this week, the two of them in their Navion Class C home.  (Hey, how’s that for RV lingo?)  What a spectacular wilderness of enormous, steep mountains and valleys carved during the Ice Age by massive glaciers.  We hiked 4 … Continue reading Off to Glacier National Park- my longest trip so far