How to Write a Love Note

How to Write a Love Note

“My life is so much better today because of your presence in this room.” An old man laying in a hospital bed said that to me 30 years ago and I recall that phrase almost every day. Today is a good day to tell someone you admire how much better your life is...
Christmas With Grandpa Harry

Christmas With Grandpa Harry

Harry shoveled the snow away from the barn door and, once inside, made his way to the two pairs of wooden snowshoes hanging on a nail. The larger set was his; his wife, Gladys, wore the smaller ones when she was alive. He lifted the shoes off the wall and laid them on...
A New Twist to the 5 Ws and How of Writing

A New Twist to the 5 Ws and How of Writing

Let’s put a new twist on the standard who, what, when, where, why and how questions that writers are supposed to answer and approach it from the context of our motivation for writing. Why are you writing? To whom are your writing? How do you tell the story? What...
Grandpa Harry and Hunting Memories

Grandpa Harry and Hunting Memories

Harry adjusted his wire-rim glasses and smoothed the letter from Ethan, his ten-year-old grandson, out on his rustic kitchen table. The golden light of morning crept through the kitchen window as he read it again. “Chauncey, old boy, would you like me to read you the...