ARCTIC DREAMS BY BARRY LOPEZ

Essayist, author, and short-story writer, Barry Lopez, is probably best known for Arctic Dreams, his study of the relationship between landscape and human culture in the Arctic, which won the National Book Award. “A celebration of earth, sea, ice and the animals and people who live there,” Arctic Dreams has been described as a “magical book.” … Continue reading

WRITER’S QUOTE FOR JANUARY 2019

Opening up the year with writer’s quotes from best -selling American romance novelist Nora Roberts: “The most important thing in writing is to have written. I can always fix a bad page. I can’t fix a blank one.” “You don’t find time to write. You make time.” “I don’t believe for one moment you can … Continue reading

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY! “Now as we close one chapter, the pen is gradually inking up, preparing itself to write the next.” Mie Hansson

FOR HANUKKAH

If there is a light you can’t always see If there is a world we can’t always be If there is a dark that we shouldn’t doubt And there is a light, don’t let it go out ~ U2

WRITER’S QUOTE FOR DECEMBER 2018

Writer’s quotes from the great F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940): “Never confuse a single failure with a final defeat.” “In a short story you have only so much money to buy one costume. Not the parts of many. One mistake in the shoes or tie, and you’re done.” “You don’t write because you want to say … Continue reading

FOR THANKSGIVING

Sharing a lovely poem by Francis Gray for Thanksgiving, in gratitude for matters large and small. “Who never wept, knows laughter but a jest; Who never failed, no victory has sought; Who never suffered, never lived his best; Who never doubted , never really thought; Who never feared, real courage has not shown; Who never … Continue reading

REMEMBRANCE DAY 2018

THE DEAD The dead are always looking down on us, they say, while we are putting on our shoes or making a sandwich, they are looking down through the glass-bottom boats of heaven as they row themselves slowly through eternity. They watch the tops of our heads moving below on earth, and when we lie … Continue reading

WRITER’S QUOTE FOR NOVEMBER 2018

This month’s writer’s quote comes from poet David Budbill (1940-2016) in the form of his poem THE THREE GOALS The first goal is to see the thing itself in and for itself, to see it simply and clearly for what it is No symbolism, please. The second goal is to see each individual thing as … Continue reading

FOR THE FULL HUNTER’S MOON

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon and the truth.”  – Buddha (In these trying times, let us hope so!)

POEM IN OCTOBER

What better way to celebrate October than with Dylan Thomas’ outstandingly ecstatic Poem in October It was my thirtieth year to heaven Woke to my hearing from harbour and neighbour wood And the mussel pooled and the heron Priested shore The morning beckon With water praying and call of seagull and rook And the knock … Continue reading

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