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Moving from blue to green

Here, I read my essay, Groves of Green, published in the Australian literary journal, Koru. I tell how an ancient tree, the metasequoia, and a scientist nudged me away from the rim of grief and back to reality.

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Zigging and Zagging in the Information Age

  I suppose I should not bury the lede – there is some news – I have been recognized as one of the “top 25 Brand Builders” of 2017 by Leading Women Entrepreneurs, a New Jersey organization founded by start-up … Continue reading

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Aldous Huxley, Where are You?

I knew this day was coming. I had to. As a science journalist, I have covered many of the major milestones in modern molecular biology. And there have been some doozies. Standing in the East Room of the White House, … Continue reading

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How a tree and a scientist nudged me out of the morass

I am honored to be included in the first-ever issue of a new online literary magazine, Koru, based in Australia. A Maori woman, Anjulie To Pohe, is using her people’s creation traditions to represent the endeavor of artists and writers … Continue reading

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  “Memories are chemicals. Tiny tag teams of proteins and neurons. Electrically charged gobs of ectoplasm. Researchers at the University of California have watched memories, mere specks, hatched live in the brain cells of sea slugs…” So begins my essay, … Continue reading

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Novel excerpt published in Copperfield Review

I am beyond excited to say that an excerpt from my novel, “Mad Hatters and Glow Girls,” has been published in the Summer 2016 issue of The Copperfield Review. The Copperfield Review was founded in 2000 by Executive Editor Meredith … Continue reading

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First we had the idea. Then, like Neo in “The Matrix,” we took a leap of faith. We called our friends. We charmed and cajoled them. We bribed them with offers of coffee and wine. In the end, 26 people … Continue reading

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New fiction

El Balo My short story, “El Balo,” will appear in print in the May/June 2017 edition of Down in the Dirt magazine (v143, released 6/1/17) and can be accessed online here: http://scars.tv/cgi-bin/framesmain.pl?writers (Find my name, “Kitta MacPherson,” among the writers’ … Continue reading

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For Shame

SUMMER REVEAL: OBESITY AND BODY IMAGE I sliced through the water of my suburban New Jersey condo complex’s crystalline lap pool this weekend. I sucked the sticky air. I expelled my breath under the surface and gurgled chubby, wobbly bubbles. … Continue reading

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Getting into the Flow The sages, that is, writing colleagues such as Robin Gaby Fisher, Brad Parks, and Tracey Michae’l Lewis-Giggetts, say you must write 1,000 words a day to free the mind and stir up words, images, and associations. … Continue reading

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