NaNoWriMo Virgin

Navigating the first week through my new adventure. False Start In 2018, I began writing a novel loosely based on my teenage years growing up in coastal Orange County, California, during the late 1970s: an era of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll. After completing 12,187 words, I got distracted and tabled the project. But in October, … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Virgin

Facing My White Privilege

Watercolor painting of the author as a teen by artist Michael Joseph. People of color have been incarcerated for the same activities that resulted in little or no repercussions for me and my white friends. The Night My White Privilege Slapped Me in the Face My last MRI was scheduled for 8:00pm — a time when the facility was virtually … Continue reading Facing My White Privilege