This Blog: A Gift and A Curse

Not very long ago, I was embarrassed by this blog, even while I loved it, and it loved me, even while it tenderly and firmly massaged into existence, some of my best prose. In my writing research, because I was new to the writing world, I needed a way to show my work so that…

New Podcast Episode – 053 A Writer’s Life in Real-Time

Ohhh …. how I have sooo missed it here. Life. It has been life, life and more life, unfolding. And I have slid and bounced all along the folds and edges of it, sometimes barely hanging on. I have been helpless to its meanderings, the slow, bittersweet, undulating of it all. Nothing is going as…

On Becoming Maria, The Blog is Two Years Old!

For a moment there I was worried. I wondered if the blog was falling into a pattern of frequent milestone postings. I looked at the essay below and I wondered. And then I said, so fuckin what? Cut it out, Maria. Cuz this is what you do, pouring your guts out on the page and…

Let’s Talk About Love!

You may find this hard to believe but … I know you. I know who you are and I know a little bit about why you are here.  The reason I know you is because I know me, and I also know that each of us are not that different.  You are searching for something…