Undercurrents

Undercurrents

As a journalist, I was always drawn to the backstory, the story that flowed beneath the headlines. Maybe it is my affinity for water that makes me want to dive deep. I was born with the name Riviere. which means river in French. When I married Ed Seel, I took him and his name as a part of myself. Seel means soul in German. I am, indeed, a river soul.  

Home Again

Home Again

…the house is a nest for dreaming, a shelter for imagining. —Gaston Bachelard When my husband and I began making plans to move back to Yancey County, NC, in 2019, I wondered if I was trying to recapture a past time here that I had romanticized. Was this a foolish...

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Welcome To My New Blog

Welcome To My New Blog

I’m hoping that this blog will develop into what I try to achieve at poetry readings – a conversation between writer and reader. I’ll be giving you a glimpse into my life, beneath the surface of my social media presence. I plan to write about what’s important to me,...

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Disenfranchised Grief

Disenfranchised Grief

I had never heard the term “disenfranchised grief” until I listened to an NPR story on June 14, 2021. Bereavement expert Kenneth Doka coined the term in 1989 to “capture this feeling of loss that no one seems to understand and that you don’t feel entitled to.” He was...

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Lost and Found

Lost and Found

Early September 2017 I came home to a phone message from M., a friend I had not heard from in more that 14 years. She left a detailed message saying wonderful things that made me blush about my poetry book The Serial Killer’s Daughter. Just hearing her voice was...

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