Thoughts on Life Writing Culture

Thoughts on Life Writing Culture

Welcome to my blog. Welcome also to my refined and refurbished website www.maritagolden.com where you can download a chapter from my new novel The Wide Circumference of Love to be published in March of next year. This my space, your space, our space. A zone where I will think out loud, ruminate, question …

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A Phenomenal Woman

A Phenomenal Woman

My Black History Month hero is my mother-in-law Loree Murray. She died in 2009 after a long life of service to her community and love of her family. Unofficially dubbed the “mayor” on Northeast Washington, D.C. in the area near Gallaudet College, upon her death a street was named in her honor and The Loree …

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The Same River Twice

The Same River Twice

As I look forward to the new year and prepare myself for it I have a number of “practices” that serve me well. Although I am often haphazard and inconsistent in my journaling, I do write furiously on its pages when I am in the midst of major challenges and transitions, and when frankly folks, …

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?

Three days after the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States I spent a weekend with a group of professionals seeking to learn more about writing. The atmosphere was one where many in attendance felt traumatized and unsure about how to stay the politically progressive course. Everything so to speak, …

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