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No longer a writer in self-isolation

An open letter to May 2020… A quick note to let you know I am no longer a writer in self-isolation. I am an artist-in-residence. – Regards, Sandra    For the past six or seven weeks, it’s been a challenge to fill the long days. Even with a writing and book marketing to-do list that could…

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Writers are natural self-isolationists

  As Bill liked to say, “There’s only one way to write: ass in seat.” I liked to soften his words to “derrière in chair.” As a writing team, we were natural self-isolationists together. We spent many days sharing an office, not speaking to each other for hours, not wanting to interrupt the other’s thoughts.…

Don't Overthink It... a writer's desk

“Don’t Overthink It” or maybe it was the Campari

I struggle with decision-making… I over-think, over-analyze, and second-guess everything – small and large. I know I’m not unique. However, I would gladly separate myself from the rest of the over-thinking pack if only I knew how. On March 6, I learned about a new book, Don’t Overthink It by Anne Bogel…  The title caught…

“The Dogs I’ve Known In 2 Wars” Book 1: Iraq

You might say Bill and I discovered Dennis R. Blocker II…In 2008, we asked Dennis to write the Foreword to our Pacific Express: The Critical Role of Military Logistics in World War II (BMC Publications, 2009). Pacific Express became our best seller and landed on the Marine Corps Commandant’s Professional Reading List on the subject of…