I promised more blog posts this summer and fall about writing memoir — the one I’m finalizing, the genre and its demands, its curious place in literary conversations. These days there are many discussions about the merits of memoir, and yes, the “rules of memoir.” But I’ve never been much for rules. Not when it […]


Here’s the thing about writing a memoir — it’s extremely challenging. When working in the captivating land of memory, emotions, and time … how could it be otherwise? There is much to write about, yet, paradoxically, there is little to write about. As writers, we have to tease out milestones, memorable dialogue, fading landscapes sketched […]

Layers of Reality

Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio. Today we return to the focus of our 2015 journal: Exploring Meaning. “Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road, healthy, free, the world before me, the long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.” ~ Whitman As Whitman notes in a more literal context, via our journals, we […]

September Trilogy: One

“Our journey is about being more deeply involved in Life and yet less attached to it.” ― Ram Dass WELCOME back to SunnyRoomStudio. I’ve always liked the idea of a trilogy. Three books, or three connected (in theme or subject) works of art. While individually complete, there is also an added layer of meaning when […]

The Inscape

Books on My Shelf 2014 Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio.  During January I’ll be sharing a few more books from my shelf, along with a couple of upcoming Studio Guests.  February is a month of celebration, as it marks the beginning of year 5 in this sunny creative space for kindred spirits.  Launched February 2010, I […]