New Podcast Episode-56 How Crochet Amped Up My Writing Game

You know that feeling you get when you’re on a rollercoaster ride and it starts making that clank-clank-clank noise as it creeps ever so slowly to the tippy top,— the earth falling away below until it looks like ants and toy buildings— just before it free-falls into a massive dip? Scary shit right there. I…

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…