- Arizona, USA
- March 10
- Cynthia Dagnal-Myron is an award-winning former reporter for both the Chicago Sun Times and Arizona Daily Star whose articles have appeared in Rolling Stone, Salon, Working Mother, Orion and many others. During her Sun Times years, she traveled with and interviewed the top rockers, film stars and other celebrities of the 70’s and 80’s. And dated Arnold Schwarzenegger. Once.
Her latest book, "The Keka Collection," is available at Amazon.com http://amzn.com/1453845763 and Barnes and Noble--Kindle and Nook versions available. Her latest short story, Deadline, is a Kindle book availabled here: http://bit.ly/10pqtoV
MY RECENT POSTS
- "The best writing happens when
you back the (bleep) off"
October 24, 2013 01:23PM
- Seeing...AND believing
July 15, 2013 04:38PM
- The Lord taketh away
July 01, 2013 01:26PM
- Interview: Author Patricia
Smith on "The Writing Life"
June 25, 2013 02:34PM
- The only writing “formula”
you need: your life’s
June 10, 2013 03:08PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “You're my hero, too. But
you know that. This broke my
I did wonder where
December 07, 2013 05:11PM
- “See, Various...that's
the thing. There are times
when I have
to plan, there are
October 25, 2013 08:25PM
- “"Wealth disparity is old
news but not to this
October 25, 2013 01:22AM
- “There are more of us
than people think, and surely
knew, 'til late in my
October 24, 2013 10:48PM
- “How the HELL are you
doing this? I am
been away, a…”
October 24, 2013 08:45PM
- MY LINKS
Part I—the message
First…I am not a “believer” in the sense that word is often used.
It’s not t… Read full post »
Roger Ebert is gone. Another friend, cancer now uncontrollable, is in “palliative care.” And a beloved relation called a couple of weeks ago to make sure she had all of my contact info right—she spends more time in the hospital than at home now. And… Read full post »
Author Patricia Smith--photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Here’s the official bio:
“Patricia Smith is the author of six books of poetry, including Blood Dazzler, a finalist for the National Book Award, and her latest, Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, a finalist for the William C/… Read full post »
Last week, I tweeted and Facebook’d a cryptic little message that went something like:
Forget writing formulas: which of YOUR life stories are you telling? The "arc," ordeals and lessons are there. USE them.
If you’re a writer…that’s HUGE. And many writers wrote back… Read full post »
I just saw the worst movie I’ve seen in a long time.
You HAVE to watch it, late some night. You just do. But…keep the kids out of the room. And squeamish adults. And…anyone who is easily offended or insulted or really PC. Cause when the wheels just fly… Read full post »
Young Hopi girls, watching a katsina "dance," circa 1906 *
My daughter went out of her way to befriend a co-worker not long ago. She was constantly expressing concern about her friend’s tendency to clam up in a passive aggressive way over small perceived “slights” an… Read full post »
Jade "Soul" Zuberi animates and illuminates on So You Think You Can Dance
Did you feel that?
I did. And it changed me forever.
Back in the 50’s and early 60’s, in my godfather’s church on the south side of Chicago, I would join the congregation… Read full post »
My own "magical mystery tour" is a lot less magical than this--but it IS "virtual"
That's right, dear friends. I’m on my first book tour. For four weeks. Without leaving home.
No, this is NOT an April Fool's Day joke. Seriously.
It’s a “virtu… Read full post »
Not long ago, I posted a very short story entitled, “Gettin’ my John Boy On.” It was written in fifteen minutes as a “quick write” at a gathering of other writers here in Tucson. And some of you really liked it.
Today, I’m going to sha… Read full post »
Van Halen sez YOLO--so do it RIGHT NOW
I could hear my mother’s voice quite clearly—or…feel her with me, more like, as I pondered this huge, life altering decision.
And I could see my father, smiling and shaking his head because he knew something she didn’t&
Believe the hype this time.
Today, anyone can publish a book. A real book that people can buy online at the click of a mouse from Amazon.com or Barnes… Read full post »
I am not a Piers Morgan fan.
Every now and then, I tune in to see him interview someone I really like, and then he gets to that inevitable and oft-lampooned moment when he smiles that…obsequious little smile that makes me shudder, and asks:
“So…let me ask you… Read full post »
I joined a writer's group on a whim last week.
I wanted to be pushed out of my comfort zone.
I've never had any trouble being published. Never had any trouble thinking of ideas to write about on my blogs or...elsewhere.
But something in… Read full post »
Here's the thing, Big John.
Anyone who has ever held a position of power of any kind has had to do what Susan Rice did the day she read the only information she had about Benghazi, at the time, to the press.
You know it. And… Read full post »
I think I’m a member of the 50% of Americans who, according to your election night philosophy-on-the fly rant, “…want stuff.”
Here’s a history lesson for you. Let’s see if it helps you figure this thing out.
The first slave on my Dad’… Read full post »
America was its good old, stubborn, sassy self yesterday.
We refused to be "bought." Or sold.
Or--and this is most important--fooled by cynical political strategists with a "plan" that only needed the right "yes" man to put into place.
Obama won by a much larger electoral margin than… Read full post »
Einstein, in that totally UN-Hopi headdress, was nevertheless a welcome and respectful visitor to Hopi
In 1989, I sent this article to Cultural Survival Quarterly, a magazine devoted to the issues that continue to challenge indigenous cultures worldwide. Some things have… Read full post »
You can read this. Nothing I could say in words would "spoil" the experience of this film.
I sat down to write my way to some kind of understanding of what had just happened to me while watching this film…and I’m not sure I ever got… Read full post »
In that perfect world we all like to wistfully evoke, Kayah (Kayah's Official Web site), and Natu ( Natu's Official Web site) and all the other Eastern European R & B/soul divas would be right up there on the American charts with Mary J., Beyoncé and even Jill Scott and her… Read full post »
Magic Mike and the Boys
I really wanted to love Magic Mike. I mean, it has Channing “Is there anything I can’t do?” Tatum, who can go from being a torch carrying Nicholas Sparks romantic lead—twice--to the bumbling airhead sidekick in 21 Ju… Read full post »
For those who fear the end of OS is near--I'm inclined to agree.
Because I learned the hard way this weekend that there does not appear to be any such thing as "tech support" for OS anymore. Or Salon. Or...you can't reach them via the OS mailbox,… Read full post »
As I wrote a few days ago, in anticipation of the demise of Open Salon, I installed a Firefox addin, DownThemAll, which promised to "batch download" most of my blog posts at the click of a mouse.
It did. And it also sucked all of them down from Open Salon… Read full post »