READERS’ CORNER, OCTOBER 2020, POETRY: Indulge yourself and share a poem, or read one. Dog Songs. Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver’s short poems expressing her unabashed admiration of dogs. 100 Songs, Bob Dylan. New collection of the Nobel Laureate’s lyrics. Library of Congress’s poem-a-day program, Poetry 180 presents short, understandable, amusing or thoughtful pieces by contemporary poets. Available free online through Library of Congress. News of the World’s author Paulette Giles, known as an excellent poet, excels in this post -Civil War tale about an aging itinerant news reader herding a young, orphaned ex-captive of the Kiowa back to her birth-family. See;, or

FACE MASKS, DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW: Another opinion (mine) about how much we can or should depend on masks during this pandemic. From the Beacon Senior News in Grand Junction. What do you think?     


Colorado Sun publishes my essay about masks: Go to Colorado Sun published my essay about masks. “Write On!”, “Our reactions to coronavirus only give us the illusion of control.”

NEW PODCAST:  I discuss my journey and how having a passion in life helps me and others gain purpose and excitement on the Femininjja Project. Visit

PAPERBACK NOW AVAILABLE! A feisty single mom clashes with an ex-military corporate star at a retreat in the wild Colorado mountains. But when a raging flood threatens their survival, they learn the true meaning of partnership. Available in  paperback as well as ebook. To order, visit Amazon, or Totally Bound, ,or other online retailers. 

FEMINIST LUNCHEON PRESENTATION: Tuesday, February 11, 2020, I appeared as guest speaker on my recent book, Never Retreat, and discussed “Beating My Head Against a Wall: why I continue to write” about the joys and woes of writing. Somewhere inside any person who chases a dream, there’s a little voice saying, “Keep going; don’t give up yet.” That voice might be an angel’s or a demon’s, but it has a definite impact on life.

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