• February Photofest 2018,  Photography


    This is the me that my husband loves. This photo was taken the morning after a hotel takeover. It was a New Year’s affair somewhere near Seattle a few years ago. We’d had a lovely time, mainly people-watching. We met up with a couple we’d had some very hot sex with several weeks before. We (me, my husband, and the other couple) had drinks, and laughs, and less exciting sex (than the first time)…but in the morning, when it was just Mr. D and myself, we lazed around the hotel room, enjoyed the sunlight, and he took several photos of me. I loved the way they turned out. Everything about…

  • February Photofest 2018,  Photography


     “Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” ― Charles Dickens, Great Expectations.  

  • Experience,  February Photofest 2018

    Reading in Bed

    I don’t read as often as I’d like. Mainly because I’m a mom and a busy professional. But, when I get the chance, there is nothing quite as comforting as snuggling in with a favorite author. “We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind.” ― Anna Quindlen  

  • Fiction

    The Wife Coach – part 1 “The Ad”

    Jaime scrolled down through the menu of options on the local newspaper’s website, looking for the online classified ad purchasing options. It was a weird ad to post, but she’d been thinking about it for some time. After years of trying option after option, it seemed less a desperate last attempt than the smartest thing she should have done months (or even years) ago. Kurt had been unhappy for much of their marriage. It wasn’t that she was a terrible wife, but she’d turned out to be less the wife he’d hoped for and more the wife one became as a result of constant exhaustion, and insidious complacency. She’d become…

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