Genesis of The Ogalalla Road

It all began with water. Not the water under Kansas, where I was born, but in the Sierra Nevada Mountains when I was twenty-six and recently divorced. That is when I took my first, life-changing, mind-shattering, body-awakening dive into a delectably clear mountain lake. It had been a long, hot climb. My crazy boyfriend had gone running down to the lake ahead of me,

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The Women Who Saw Me Through to the End

Almost every Thursday night for five years, these women and I shared our work and the truth–no matter how hard it was to say it or hear it. The result: Gail Storey’s I Promise Not to Suffer, Lisa Jones’ Broken: A Love Story, Elisabeth Hyde’s In the Heart of the Canyon, Marilyn Krysl’s Dinner with Osama,

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