My new book “Midlife Solo” will be published by Mosaic Press later this year. Stay tuned!

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Globe personal essay contest

Friend and student Rita just sent this:
For those of you who may not have seen it, the Globe announced today that, in honour of the Facts & Argument section turning 25 in June they are launching a contest.

For the week of June 8 – 12 they will run the best five personal essays they receive on the theme Moment of Truth. 

Maybe for you it was the the straw that broke the camel’s back, or perhaps you reached a pivotal point and made a huge change in your life – quit your job, left your spouse, moved home or away.”  Sounds like some of the pieces some of you read in class.

DEADLINE:  6:00 p.m. May 15.  Check out and send submissions to



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I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

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