Nature, Church, and libraries are places where I feel the presence of God the most. In these places of reflection, of worship and of knowledge it is easy to believe in the divine. Visiting the Beinecke Library, located on the Yale Campus in Conneticuit, you will be amazed at the modern building that appears to … More Power Places: Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
It’s too bad writing isn’t more like karate. You would receive a new color belt as you master: grammar, punctuation, voice, tenses, settings, plot, theme, structure, and so on. When you run into a fellow writer on the street you then could square off with trash talk from a bad kung fu movie, “your words … More Rule #2 Writers write. Writers read.
Time Second by second, plenty of time left! Minute by minute, opening doors to the world. Hour by hour, hear my roar! Day by day, growing stronger. Week by week, building something good. Month by month, wisdom not foolishness. Year by year, … More Time
No doubt about it, Mr. Stephen King is my favorite living author. Not because I like being scared, but because he is an excellent writer. Few writers can create a setting and a tone that is so engrossing as being in Derry or a Pa. police barracks (From a Buick Eight), a penitentiary (Rita Hayworth … More Happy Birthday, Mr. King
Rule #1 in whatever you do is to embrace it. Over the years as a restaurant manager I have watched as people crash and burn because they could not embrace the life of hospitality work. Weekends, holidays, long hours, disgusting jobs, customers and their co-workers became stumbling blocks and they crashed and burned. Both my … More Rule #1 Embracing the life
My mother’s library was the following: Bible Nursing dictionary Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and a tabletop book she brought back from the Soviet Union She wasn’t much of a reader. My dad on the other hand read constantly, and had a huge library but I owe my love of reading and … More Thanks, Mom