On Drinking, Writing & Living Overseas

I recently had the wonderful experience of being interviewed by the prolific poetess and daring promptress (as in lighting a fire under writers) known as Jena Schwartz.  Jena asked me some of the hardest questions I’ve ever been asked — prompting some of my most honest answers ever about writing, drinking and traveling.  Thank you, Jena, for this great opportunity to connect with you…

In Memory of Memories Yet to Be

“It’s a poor sort of memory that works only backwards,” said the Queen to Alice. Lewis Carroll’s quote seems prescient to those of us who have loved and lost someone to Alzheimer’s disease. How can we carry memories forward? Wait a minute! I just looked up “prescient” because I’m not sure it means what I think. Turns out that prescient…

It’s not Alzheimer’s, it’s pop culture overload

Dear Everyone, I find this comforting. Maybe much of my memory is wrapped up in song lyrics. My hard-drive is just full. Love, Muskrat Susie (and with lyrics like those taking up space in my head, no wonder it’s hard to remember where I put the car keys.)