Imposter Syndrome

“You’ll be amazed how much you have in common with Edith Wharton (who struggled to feel worthy of success), Louisa May Alcott (who badly needed money), Madeleine L’Engle (Who could have papered an entire house with her rejection letters), and other writers …” ~ Nava Atlas, The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing Life “IContinue reading “Imposter Syndrome”

Human Connections

“When an elder dies, a library burns to the ground.” African Proverb “Each of us … at some time in our lives, turns to someone – a father, a brother, a God … and asks … ‘Why am I here? What was I meant to be?’” ~ Spock in Star Trek: The Motion Picture SinceContinue reading “Human Connections”

Following My Passion

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~ Maya Angelou “It’s not about becoming rich and famous. It’s about dreaming a sacred destiny for yourself. It’s about becoming a luminous warrior in these dark times.” ~Continue reading “Following My Passion”

Let’s Honor the Ancestors

“Many cultures believe that on a certain day – Halloween, the Irish Samhain Eve, Mexico’s ‘Dia de los Muertos’ – the veil between this world and the next is especially thin.” ~ Michael Dirda I’ll be honest, I’ve never particularly liked Halloween. As a kid I wasn’t into creepy stories. I don’t like to beContinue reading “Let’s Honor the Ancestors”

An Opportunity As the Darkness Comes

I have always loved traveling at night. I feel enveloped by the warmth of the darkness. I’m invisible and can be alone with my thoughts at such times. I have gotten answers to questions when I’m driving in the dark. For example, what to name by first novel. I had just turned onto King’s RanchContinue reading “An Opportunity As the Darkness Comes”