Remembering Lily is now available to read online in The Examined Life Journal, Fall 2015, Issue 4.2, The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Writing and Humanities. The story appears on pp. 65-69.
Hope you’re all enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine. Summer is here!
“The Scent of Maple” is now available to read online in the Spring/Summer 2015 issue of Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s literary journal, Westview.
“The Scent of Maple” is a story about the unlikely friendship of a woman named Annie and a curious five-year-old named Ben. You can read it on page 15 of the journal here.
Hope you enjoy the story.
The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Writing and Humanities Program just released The Examined Life Journal, Fall 2015, Issue 4.2. The journal explores the confluence of art and medicine Read more
If you follow Bella Verita, I must apologize. I’m a bad blogger by blogging standards not having posted more than a couple times in the last year. That and a blog is supposed to have a single focus and I seem to be all over the place. Again, my apologies. I have been working on a few projects and in lieu of them, haven’t posted much. Read more
Reflecting on this past year and looking back through Bella Verita, I thought I'd share some of the most popular posts from 2012.
I am excited and honored to have had Loss and Nudgings chosen among so many beautiful and compelling essays in Biographile's Short Memoir Contest on Overcoming Loss.
“Which ‘image of God’ is it that you wish to harm?” Marilynne Robinson asked in her plenary talk to an auditorium full of writers, artists and readers at this year’s Festival of Faith and Writing
Excited that my story, Facing Down Harry is up on the Women’s Adventure magazine web-site. The story is about coming face to face with Harry, a slightly pesky, very large black bear while hiking in the Smokies.
Facing Down Harry recently won a Silver award in the 5th Annual SOLAS Awards for travel writing from Traveler’s Tales in the Animal Encounter category.
A little shell-shocked, but really excited to learn that Harry will live on in infamy. Huzzah, Harry! Cheers!
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My article Sofia is My Joy is up on Beliefnet.com. The article tells the story of finding out about my daughter’s diagnosis of Down syndrome and celebrates the gift of joy that she is to me. I hope you enjoy it. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
My article, Past the Self-Esteem Shop is up on the Relevant Magazine web-site. Hope you enjoy reading it.