My latest essay called “My Diseased Hope” is now available in the 2016 issue of the Delmarva Review. This essay is an amazing accomplishment for me because: 1. It is a very open, personal and intimate exploration of my struggle (and daily defeat) with major depressive disorder, and 2. It is the very first time … More My Diseased Hope
…is an essay I wrote some time ago that has re-emerged and been published in The Griffin Literary Journal. Click here and flip to page 51 for the moving adventure.
In honor of the 21st anniversary of my sister’s (still unsolved) murder, I’m re-posting an essay that I wrote and was published by Foliate Oak Literary Magazine a few years ago that explored the aftermath of that traumatic event in my life. My mom’s recent passing makes me think of them now together in love, … More She Had Known Me Forever
via 6 Things I’ve learned from being my mother’s caregiver.
One of my favorite movies of all time is Amadeus. In my essay, “Music and Beer, (p. 60)” I talk at length about being taken to see that movie by my music teacher when I was a young child, and how the movie began my love affair with classical music and my adoration of the … More Composers, Comparisons and a Light bulb
The January 2014 issue of Foliate Oak Literary Magazine is out. It’s a beautiful issue in general…but specifically, it features my essay “She Had Known Me Forever” in the Creative Nonfiction section. This essay is my most emotionally profound to date, as I discuss the emotional aftermath of my sister’s murder…and how that loss ultimately connected me … More She Had Known Me Forever
Today I choose to forgive all those who have hurt me, not for their sake but for mine. -Rokelle Lerner I have been reflective about the concept of Forgiveness… Shortly after my father passed away, toward the end of 2003, I dated a guy that was verbally abusive. I dated this guy for about 6 … More A Gentle Push Toward Forgiveness
Hello everyone! My latest essay, “The Shrink Who Killed Gazoo,” has just been published! Please visit r.kv.r.y. quarterly literary journal to read my piece as well as to read the pieces of other authors on the site. It is truly an awesome journal. Anyway, the link to my essay is below. Enjoy! 🙂 Michele The Shrink Who … More The Shrink Who Killed Gazoo
“Ev’rybody wants to be a cat!” – From the movie The Aristocats My heart is filled with so much anxiety lately. Last night I wasn’t able to sleep. There are so many things on my mind, so many things I have to do, so many things that are left undone. Whenever I would close my eyes … More The Cat Assumption
With the current trial going on in reference to the Hudson murders, I began to reminisce and remembered the commentary I wrote when that terrible tragedy first happened. I felt the need to take a quick hiatus from this month’s topic to re-post this blog post I wrote from October 27, 2008. This is the … More Reliving the Sorrow All Over Again