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On fires, memory and writing

During a memoir class at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, my instructor, Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, gave us a free write assignment.  Imagine you’re barefoot, he said, and walked into the yard of your childhood home.  What would you feel? That early Tuesday evening some months ago, I could not recall a single instance of walking barefoot outside … Continue reading


Fire, Fire Everywhere

Wildfire after wildfire has been raging here in Colorado over the last few days.   First I learned of the fire outside Fort Collins,  90 minutes from Denver.   Although far enough away to be out of sight, winds carried smoke to the city, an acrid reminder of the destruction.  While hiking last Saturday in Rocky Mountain … Continue reading

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