When we write, we have to employ everything at our disposal. Whether one writes a comic book, or a novel, a writer must be fearless. As a consequence, we may well be uncomfortable at times with what we create…
Theodore Roosevelt once wrote that if someone is “not familiar with the Bible, he has suffered a loss.” For an author, that is doubly true.
Twenty-three years ago this morning, July 14, 1995 (yes, yes, that was indeed before some of you were born), in Paris I was standing along the Champs Elysées…
Happy New Year, wherever you are in the world.
The French Revolution beginning in 1789 followed our American one. In 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote that “all men are created equal,” and the French enthusiastically later said they agreed; the French “Declaration […]
Lizzy of Lizzy’s Weekly Blogs wrote me an email yesterday asking if I would share some advice on “how to write a short story or a novel.” I said I would give […]
It’s Saturday. Time for a smile. How about a bit of [romantic] fun this morning? Paris; apartment building elevator; uncooperative door; Americans: A few moments in “Valerie’s” thoughts:
The road we all travel…. And why do I say that? My eighteen year old English niece loves a certain American TV program. I detect based on what I see around me […]
If you find yourself a bit stuck creatively, feeling stale, or worse, suffering from “writer’s block,” my advice is shake yourself up with a fresh experience or two. (Uh, but having an […]
There has been criticism in some media and social media quarters over the avalanche of U.S. media reporting on the November 13 Paris massacres. Pointed to especially has been the comparatively far […]
Late on Thursday, I had driven my father and sister back to his Pennsylvania house (a 2 and 1/2 hour trip). Yesterday I came back here to the Catskills. I have been […]
I know it’s not like me, but I have no “profound” post in mind for today. I suppose I still recovering from the house move. So, how about this? I saw this […]
I received this email yesterday. I was taken aback. I have no idea how TripAdvisor (U.S.?) paired these two destinations for me:
That post I wrote yesterday about that cover of that, errr, “erotica” novella having created a logo dispute with the Chicago Teachers Union, encouraged me to take time afterward in the day […]