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Only we know where our edges are.

Risks, rewards and role models.

Recently I took a risk. A personal risk. A calculated risk. Maybe it wasn't much of a risk at all; maybe it was only a risk to the lizard brain. But a risk nonetheless.

The rewards were delightful. Warm. Happy-making. Exciting. Life-affirming. And -- ironically -- comforting. Even though risk isn't supposed to be comfortable.

When I wrote the one-act play "Something in the Water" for Script Frenzy some years ago, I got stuck at times, holding back on something that struck too close to home. What assumptions would people make about me if I wrote about this, or that? But I wrote those things in anyway knowing two things: that I never had to show anyone the script if I didn't want to, and the closer I got to the bone, the better the writing was.

Now I'm ready to get comfortable with risks again. (Intentional use of irony.) Because the rewards are just. that. wonderful.

Lessons from HST
HST scared the crap out of me. But now I’m not so scared.
Punmaster Jeff
I groan and roll my eyes at puns. So why do I make so many of them?
Something in the water
“Something in the Water” is a one-act play that tells the story of Jeff and Melissa, who bond over their shared enthusiasm for kayaking. 
I'm deeply grateful to my beta readers of Fit, Fudge, Fine (a nonfiction book about getting fit and losing weight at midlife). A special thank you to Jan who is catching all my grammar and consistency mistakes. (She's been busy.)

I'll be integrating their edits into a few sample chapters for a book proposal for my pitch time at the Willamette Writers Conference.
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