SO MANY BOOKS, SO LITTLE TIME: WILLIAM WILBERFORCE’S GREAT REGRET

After taking a bit of a leave of absence, it is good to dip my toe back in the writing waters today with the folks over at Literary Life. This brief essay touches on what it has meant for me to share my home with a writer... and the many characters in his books. After …

More NaHaiWriMo…

More NaHaiWriMo fun, my friends! Thanks for playing along, Rob! Who else wants to join in? Here are my latest from Day 8 to now, all of which were based on the prompts provided here: Day 8 Evening sky - Playing with God’s paintbox Day 9 Remember when we walked into the Atlantic up to our knees? Day …

NaHaiWriMo

It's National Haiku Writing Month, aka NaHaiWriMo, in which participants write a haiku a day. So yeah... of course, I'm in! So much fun, and so many fine poets participating. Join in or follow along! Here are my first seven days, most of which were based on the prompts provided here. Day 1 One more …

Borrowing Books from the Great American Experiment

12 Most Fundamentally American Literary Works This is a near impossible task, identifying twelve literary works that best represent the great American themes, values, ideals, conflicts, passions, and identity. In fact, it is so clearly beyond possible that upfront I must lay down a disclaimer: this is *my* list. I am not trying to represent …

Star Light

Star light, star bright, shining far above me. First star I see tonight reminds me that you love me. I wish I may, I wish I might never lose sight of you, have the wish I wish tonight: that you know I love you. I probably learned the first-star wish rhyme when I was around …