Tag Archives: Solstice MFA

Now I’m 56. Wait. What?

Slowly I disintegrate. The final years of middle age are upon me; old age is on-deck. I imagine a batter in a Yankees uniform (why Yankees?), wearing a saggy pinstripe uniform. Popping out of the top of the uniform is an old gray haired head. It takes ten minutes to make it to the plate, but “old” arrived in an instant. Continue reading

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The place that transformed my life – Solstice MFA in Creative Writing

If you’re interested in writing or MFA programs or where I spent two years transforming my life and becoming a writer, please watch this great video for the Solstice MFA program of Pine Manor College, located in Chestnut Hill, MA, … Continue reading

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Moments Fine and Not So Much

Oh, that first morning after the sex, as she wakes me up and says, “I was disappointed.” Okay, that was not one of the finer moments of my life, but one of the marvels of writing is how you can … Continue reading

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What’s a Howler? A cutthroat peer reviewer teaches Cindy a lesson!

When I started this blog in August of 2010, just after graduating from the Solstice MFA program of Pine Manor College, I told stories from long ago about personal embarrassment. A couple of times in my life, some ruthless teachers … Continue reading

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