Life

The Writing Path to 2014

  Bender pondered the wine in his hand.  “A writer needs four things to achieve greatness, Pasquale: desire, disappointment, and the sea.” “That’s only three.” Alvis finished his wine.  “You have to do disappointment twice.” I share this passage from… Read More ›

Get to The Point

To say the hand-cranked mechanical pencil sharpener was the Cadillac of pencil sharpeners would be a huge understatement.  During my school days, the painted metal sharpener was ever present, usually bolted into a long counter in the classroom, always with… Read More ›

Autumn’s Fall

Leaves change.  It’s a beautiful thing, and an appropriate phenomenon for an oft used metaphor.  The notion of a warm green leaf transformed into a bright-orange symbol of a cooler, damper, Autumn, can’t help but make one think that change… Read More ›