“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” –Anaïs Nin
In difficult times it becomes hard not to feel overwhelmed which makes relishing life’s little triumphs sweeter.
The Ancestry journey has been an exercise in “and the memory returns.” My father said that the Weideners came to Philadelphia prior to the Revolutionary War. “Weidener with three e’s is the real German spelling,” he insisted, not the Weidner and Widener as some spell it.
Told with beauty and warmth, insight and style, And the Memory Returns captures a woman’s journey as she ages and finds healing and redemption.
I’m always looking for new experiences and encounters. Or, selfishly, I’m looking to learn more about me, who I am. Since I’m on hiatus from international travel, I’ve been exploring my “backyard,” so to speak. I live in Pennsylvania. Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland are all within easy driving distance. I suppose it’s not whereContinue reading “A Writer Explores Her “Backyard””
As light lengthens past nine at night, a writer feels braver. Summer offers a richer and truer expression of relaxation and reflection.
As always, I remain excited about this time in publishing, one that affords the hard-working and dedicated writer a variety of choices and financial options to tell her story.
As we discussed in the Women’s Writing Circle, there has never been a writer who didn’t question whether what she writes is any good or not.
And so … her memory returns, as do her words, here along the writer’s way. In December, 2012, blogger and author Kathy Pooler wrote about the power of journaling for our Women’s Writing Circle. A few weeks later, she would come to suburban Philadelphia and teach a workshop on journaling.
After all, the truth begins with the truth.