Category Archives: Blogs

Baton Blog Hopping: Hey, it’s Cindy’s turn.

Any author who has developed a distinct voice makes his or her work different. Once you have found a voice as a writer, no one else sounds like you. Continue reading

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What happened to The Early Draft?

My blog site, The Early Draft, once seemed like a thriving and growing venue to share my writing and ideas. But after three years interest seemed to dwindle. Comments on “The Early Draft” dried up. Maybe you all just got … Continue reading

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A big blogging week

It’s been a big week of blogging for me. I have my regular gig with, which this week published my piece on my changing shoes and changing attitudes. And The Huffington Post has taken another one of my blogs … Continue reading

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I see the good in the bad: less rant, more rave

A couple of weeks ago, I was so angry I ranted here about a blog by a woman who claimed to be fair in her attempt to understand both the Christian and the gay/queer issues in relation to same-sex marriage. … Continue reading

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The week when “I was supposed to be at Lambda.”

This week, I was supposed to be at the Lambda Literary Foundation Writing Retreat in Los Angeles. I was supposed to be a “Lambda Fellow,” which holds a little prestige (at least in my mind) as one of just a … Continue reading

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Secret Facebook Sex Conversation REVEALED

First, disclaimers and qualifications: Yesterday, I found myself involved in a four-way or five-way, I mean, a multiple conversation in Facebook Message. Of the women mentioned in the conversation below, I’ve only met Ann in person. She is a student … Continue reading

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Kindness grows geometrically

My friend and fellow writer, Faye Rapoport DesPres, recently chose my blog as one of five for what’s known as The Liebster Award. Her own blog was chosen by writer Mariam Kobras. A lovely feeling of kindness arises in naming ones favorite … Continue reading

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