Category Archives: VIEW FROM MY SOAP BOX

KALAALLIT NUNAAT – The Sun Sets on a Different World

Quimmer. Stranded. Separated from his pack. About as visible as a grain of sand stuck to the smooth side of a seashell, the dog stands on a slab of sea ice floating atop the placid waves of  Scorsbysund. Four days ago, … Continue reading

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OUT OF THIS WORLD – Journey to the unknown

Clouds of steam rise from bubbling pits on the pocked landscape. It smells like Beelzebub is venting a batch of burned hard-boiled eggs from his sizzling  subterranean scullery far below our hiking booted feet.

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A ROSE PETAL, A BOY SOLDIER, and LEMON CAKE…

What’s the connection? The book launch of LOST BOYS, a middle grade historical fiction novel by début author (and friend) Darcey Rosenblatt. LOST BOYS is a captivating coming-of-age story of friendship, hardship, and hope. Twelve-year-old Reza is an Iranian boy … Continue reading

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A NOTEWORTHY DRIVE BY SHOOTING

Ready, aim, fire! It’s no use taking careful aim, though. By the time I catch my subject dead center between the crosshairs, it’s too late – a blip in the landscape – gone faster than you can say, “Gotcha!” Snap … Continue reading

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REFLECTING ON MOTHER’S DAY, 2017

You know the question. We’ve all heard it. We’ve all asked it. Whether we’re chatting with our neighbor sitting next to us in the window seat, standing serpentine in a line at the grocery store, or sipping cocktails at the hippest place … Continue reading

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VALENTINES DAY IS NOT JUST FOR LOVERS

One homemade heart trimmed in frilly, white lace, One arrow, one promise of a sweet, warm embrace… Once it’s notched, drawn, and trained on his chosen bullseye, Cupid first blows a kiss, and then lets it ~~~ fly ~~~

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BEINN HIANT – My Everest

Highland sheep dotted the roadside under the pre-dawn sky. The velvet canopy looked like flocks of faeries had tossed fistfuls of glitter at the new moon only to have it stashed inside the Big Dipper and then purposefully strewn across the Milky Way by … Continue reading

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