Travel, Writing

A Morning By the San Antonio River

San Antonio, Texas, the land of ma'am, terrific tacos, Chicana literature, and Nora Jones. I'm here for a writing conference, which ended yesterday. The place where I'm staying called me back to the neighborhood of my childhood. Wood houses with peeling paint, chain link fences, front yards of abundant flowers, blossoming succulents. Stucco homes of… Continue reading A Morning By the San Antonio River

Encouragement, Faith, Inspiration, life lessons

How To Live Before You Die

  The last week was a blur. I attended the Association of Writing Professionals (AWP) 43rd conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center with three of my writing group sisters. The week of 'conferencing' was a good one, inspiring and fun, but when I say conference I mean a 12,000 peopled flow of writers, editors,… Continue reading How To Live Before You Die