Author Archives: epiphanettes

About epiphanettes

Writer, songcrafter, possibly the best French pedal steel guitarist in Virginia.

Very Bad News

The cancer is winning. Hmm. That may be the most difficult sentence I’ve ever written. The diagnosis came a few hours ago and was totally unexpected. I’m reeling—sad, teary, angry, nauseous, at a loss for action. The latest test, done … Continue reading

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L’Amérique, Part II

I’ve been having real problems focusing on the last read-over of my book, L’Amérique. My guilt has risen in direct proportion to the time the book has been sitting unopened on my desk. It’s been more than a week now. Part … Continue reading

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L’Amérique

I received the advance copies of my new book, L’Amérique, this morning. This is the edition that I will go over with a fine tooth comb, searching for any typos or edits I should have caught before. L’Amérique is thinner … Continue reading

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Jail, Part 2

I’m still wrestling with the guilty-until-proven-guiltier concept. My friend has been in Jail since April 7. Her first trial date was slated for April 25, but the people who were supposed to take her from the jail to the courthouse … Continue reading

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Jail

A friend of mine is in jail in the far reaches of Virginia, which is to say some thirty miles away. She did a couple of stupid things that could have endangered her and the local populace. She was caught and … Continue reading

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Multitasking

Talking with a new friend, a lovely woman poet and writer, decrying the state of the world, we alight on a subject familiar to both, a not-so-new phenomenon espoused by far too many who are, in truth, incapable of making … Continue reading

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Untitled

After chemo today, for the very first time, I found myself deeply saddened by the procedure. In the past, I’ve been angry, frustrated, resigned, and there were a time or two when I thought the administering nurses had handled me … Continue reading

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