What the hell do I know?

Diana Hacker Reed Born in Chicago, moved to Florida, moved to Washington, moved back to Florida. I’m currently in a state of flux, an oscillation of spirit that moves me from one experience to the next. That’s my Jeep in the photo. It’s the second one I’ve owned and one of my greatest joys. Expert analasys:…

The Long Road Home

I wasn’t going to talk about this publicly, then I recalled just how far silence gets you. A little background: I’ve been seeing a therapist for the past nine months because of an internal signal fire that’s struggling to be identified. A years long heating that showed up as annoyance…evolved into anger…then burst into rage….

Lost and Found

Don’t worry about what you might lose. Think about what you might find. Find the fortitude to go on. Find the courage to hold steady. Find compassion and empathy to aid another being, man or beast, Find that memory will take you home and love will have your back. Find that you are more than…

Mystical Mike

Ah, Edan! He is a beloved character, mostly because he’s trying to be a good guy, but can’t help being a bad one. He has his faults, sure, but finds companionship and something close to love in a dog named Mike. An illusionist, Edan incorporates the brilliant Mike into his act, and although he finds…

Assana ~ The Waterfall

Born to an Irish mother and Indian father, Assana is the exquisite combination of the two, though her outer beauty is nothing compared to her inner grace. A fiercely spiritual woman, she grew up holding hands with strife and poverty through parents who devoted their lives to be of service to others. Assana believes her call…

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…

Brisa Martin

When we first meet Brisa in Madrid, she’s just waking up from a night she doesn’t remember. An addict, Brisa’s life has not been handed to her, and although she grew up fast, she still has a ray of hope. A no-nonsense woman, Brisa doesn’t intend to stay down for long. When she comes to…

The Plot

I’m pretty excited to start sharing my novel’s ideas and people with you. Before I go into the plot, I’d like to give you a little background on how I got here in the first place. It began with good friends over a discussion about Leap Day and the odds of being born on that…

AHHH!!!

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….

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,…

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…

The Memory of Love

This is for my son. Once upon a time, a wise man asked a grieving man where his love had gone. The grieving man, confused, asked the wise man what he meant. Where, the wise man repeated, did your love go? The grieving man, lost in a lonely place, remained baffled by the question. Love,…