River Muse
The deeper you dig, the harder it gets

I am in the midst of renovating a small cottage that will be my writing space. Eventually. I thought it would be finished in August. August 1, to be precise. But after removing things like a shower …

‘Take care of the children’

Of the many various outcomes of child neglect and abuse, my niece is one. S is 46 and lives in a group home in Seattle. She survives through SSI disability payments. She has never been married, never …

Dogs and the Fourth of July

Sometimes things happen that we can’t explain. Like that time I said, out of nowhere, from the back seat of our little red VW Beetle, “The moon is groaning.” “I was just …