The Writer’s Life

Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.” Mark Twain The Write Stuff

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Wonder is the precondition for all wisdom.” Christian Wiman, My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer Christian Wiman Eight years ago, Christian Wiman, a well-known poet and the editor of Poetry magazine wrote a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death. My Bright Abyss, composed in the challenging years since and completed in the wake… Continue reading Quote

Somehow Not Only for Christmas

Somehow not only for ChristmasBut all the long year through,The joy that you give to othersIs the joy that comes back to you.And the more you spend in blessingThe poor and lonely and sad,The more of your heart’s possessingReturns to make you glad.JOHN GREENLEAF WHITTIER AVAILABLE NOW ON AMAZON. Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash.com… Continue reading Somehow Not Only for Christmas