Rational Souls: Xia and Wynter

One born on Summer Solstice, one born on Winter Solstice, their names reflecting their season. They are women of medicine, one Western, one Eastern. Their cultures and values clash, and they have yet to figure out how to communicate with one another. They have been together since 1992, and united when British Columbia legalized gay … Continue reading Rational Souls: Xia and Wynter

The Twins: Leila and Ori

Ahhh! Two of my favorite characters, Leila and Ori share a significant birth date. Born 12 hours apart on an elusive day -- February 29th-- Leap Day. Leap Day was the inspiration for the story and I began crafting characters around leap day customs when it evolved into something more. The title, 12 Pairs of … Continue reading The Twins: Leila and Ori

Nash Luca

Born on New Year's Day, Nash Luca is an interesting fellow. A psychiatrist, he lives just outside Boulder, Colorado with his wife Jessica. They are a happily married couple living a lovely life in their solar powered home, tending their garden, and collecting rain water in barrels. Their love for the environment shows in everything … Continue reading Nash Luca


So, I haven't written here in MONTHS! Why not? Couple of reasons: So much fundamental life change has taken place that I've had a hard time keeping up. So, I've been more reflective internally, quieter, just letting it be, making my world itsy-bitsy and teeny-tiny. Seriously. I'm writing a book. No for real, a book. … Continue reading AHHH!!!

Un·fin·ishedˌ(ənˈfiniSHt) not finished or concluded

I am a compilation of faces, and expressions, and hope, and loss, and joy, and anger, and love and fear, and dark and light. I am a soul of wonder and awe and magic. I am a well of life ~ I have been completely empty, and utterly filled. But most often, somewhere in between, … Continue reading Un·fin·ishedˌ(ənˈfiniSHt) not finished or concluded

Why I’m Writing a Novel

20,000 words in so far. It's about our human race. Our duties, our responsibilities, our doom, and our hope. It's about how we treat each other, and how we treat our planet, our only home. The "sick to death" incidents below happen almost daily. Am I really that different? Is my way of thinking really … Continue reading Why I’m Writing a Novel

Cut and Run

I see this life like a swinging vine, Swing my heart across the line In my face is flashing signs, Seek it out and ye shall find. On December 12 of 2006, my home was the scene of something almost everyone fears - but thankfully never has to face - fire. And although I don’t … Continue reading Cut and Run