The Best Gift

What’s the best holiday present you’ve ever given? My best gifts, IMHO, have been memories. I gave a friend a box of my favorite memories of her. I’ve given this gift to all my siblings as well. Some memories involved a photo, some were just text. I have three siblings, and each one has gotten […]

How to Feed and Keep Your Muse

There are so many wonderful essays in Ray Bradbury’s Zen and the Art of Writing. If I could only read one, it would be “How to Feed and Care for your Muse.” I’m going to be very brief in telling you why, in hopes that you’ll hurriedly read through this post and dash off to […]

The House On the Strand

Strange book, and all the more reason to love Daphne du Maurier. She combines elements of time travel, historical fiction and gothic literature, all the while writing about her own home. The story begins with Dick Young, the first-person narrator, who has left his job with a publishing firm in London and travelled to Cornwall […]