Friend Friday

It is a genuine delight to host Suzanne Selfors today. She is practically a neighbor of mine, a mere ferry ride to the west away. She is a gracious hostess, fellow dog lover and a wonderful writer whose sense of joy and sense of humor shine through her work. Enjoy your visit with Suzanne as… Read more »

“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

“The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self, to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power.” Toni Morrison

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” Audre Lorde

“Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” Harper Lee

“A word after a word after a word is power.” Margaret Atwood

I have discovered a new podcast (new to me, that is), That Stack of Books, co-hosted by longtime KUOW radio host Steve Sher and the only librarian with her own action figure, Nancy Pearl. (Available on iTunes but I can’t figure out how to link to it for you!) These longish episodes are the perfect length… Read more »

Friend Friday

I am so pleased to host Dorinda Nicholson today for Friend Friday! I am a huge fan of hers, going back to my first encounter with her work in Pearl Harbor Child, a book I relied on while researching several of my WWII stories. I have yet to meet her in person (not that we haven’t… Read more »

“Poetry is the art of creating imaginary gardens with real toads.” Marianne Moore

“Put your ear down close to your soul and listen hard.” Anne Sexton