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…

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…

New Podcast Episode – 048 – Season Two – A Sophomore Welcome

I used to squirm about coming here to point readers to new episodes of the podcast. Podcasting was wayyy outside my comfort zone. I did it because my heart repeatedly told me it was an important part of my creative journey.  I also did it because my business coach insisted it was necessary.  Ugh! Last…

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…