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    About Me and My Blog

    Welcome to my website. Thank you for popping in. I like to write. Journals, essays, memoirs, commentaries, anything I find interesting can make it onto a page or screen. In 1976 I won a writing contest in junior high. I kept a diary and because I had an active and colorful dream-life, for many years I wrote down my dreams every morning. In 1988 my mentor in college told me I had a voice and that I should write. So I did. However, life happens and time passes… In 2009 I began thinking about blogging when I saw the movie, Julie and Julia. I joined the St. Charles Writers Group…

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    Why Coyote?

    Everyone asks, “Why coyotesusan?” Let’s start there… In the mid-90’s I chose the moniker, coyotesusan, for reasons having to do with Native American mythology of the trickster and the medieval English court jester. I related to coy trickery and fashioned myself as a gal who could jest honestly with her monarch and keep her head about her shoulders. Today, looking back on the days since I became coyotesusan online, I see an aspect of myself in another likable, yet infamous, trickster: Wile E. Coyote of cartoon fame. I have mistakenly blown myself sky high, dropped anvils on my fat head, and stumbled over cliffs into abysses of which I never expected to emerge intact. Survive I did,…

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