Celebrating Her 90th: Betty Maxwell

@Chef Zorba's, Denver 2014 My dear friend, mentor, and poet, Betty Maxwell celebrates her 90th birthday  tomorrow at home with old friends, at her small loft apartment in Congress Park. When I talked with Betty today, she was clear. Cognizant and responsive, in spite of memory loss. Her garden grows a new smoky plant! We promised I …

Being supported: Vietnam vets coming home (protests, immoral war, make love not war) #BlueWaterVietnamVets

For Vietnam Vets, on this 2019 Memorial Day, the realization that many vets  from Vietnam really were hurting upon their homecoming, after service to their country. It was not a pleasant homecoming, compared to previous wars. The protests, the television coverage of the body count, the presidential change of guards, and a long, dragged out …

…in memoriam: the tolling of the Navy bell

Whenever anyone mentions the tolling of church bells, I always think of John Donne's famous Meditation 17, which contains the line "ask not for whom the bell tolls." This gives some indication of what tolling church bells would have signified before, and during, the time period in which Fever 1793 is set. While church bells would toll …


14 May Tucked away in my memory, I tried to forget the details.❤❤❤ Too mucuh happened afterwards. Grief became complicated for eight years. Until now.4 May 2019 Changes re My second husband who passed eight years now. Returns with medical and military memories of a dioxin called Agent Orange. Vietnam. What now, he is gone, …

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