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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 and Barnes and Noble--Kindle and Nook versions available. Her latest short story, Deadline, is a Kindle book availabled here:

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What Love Looks Like

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 7:00am 2 Comments

A revised "repost" for Valentine's Day:  

You know the feeling, when that hard drive finally crashes. That panic, even if you've been good about backing things up. Something always goes wrong. Something is always lost. Somehow.

The last time, almost nothing survived.…


Redford's LIFE is his Oscar--The Academy can keep theirs

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 12:33pm 7 Comments


So, no Oscar for Robert Redford this year?

Big deal.

I just saw All Is Lost last night. I don't see movies in theaters too much anymore--yes, I'm one of those people. Now that I'm older, I'm all about the movie itself. And I prefer to be at home where I can watch it deeply, carefully. Think it though.

This one was hard…


The Sondheim Cure: A New Year's Gift to awaken your sleeping muse

Posted on January 11, 2014 at 1:38pm 4 Comments


I knew Stephen Sondheim's lyrics before I knew who Stephen Sondheim was.

I was a little ghetto girl when I fell in love withWest Side Story back in 1961. I was an only child with a rich imagination and a yearning to "write"…


For my dear friend Roger Ebert, and other loved ones lost in 2013

Posted on December 31, 2013 at 10:00am 9 Comments

A young Roger Ebert in the Sun Times features department where we sat "desk to desk."

Tough year, 2013. For me.

It was the year my friends and I really talked like old folks when we met or phoned. First, the cataloging of new aches, pains and pills. Then, the obits.

We'd done the obits for…


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