Darkness, Perspective, and Light

Darkness, Perspective, and Light

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s...
3 Essentials for Thriving as a Single Mom

3 Essentials for Thriving as a Single Mom

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s...
A Chance to Unplug

A Chance to Unplug

“Summer was our best season: it was sleeping on the back screened porch in cots, or trying to sleep in the treehouse; summer was everything good to eat; it was a thousand colors in a parched landscape; but most of all, summer was Dill.” – Harper Lee This summer...
The Sun Rises

The Sun Rises

No sun outlasts its sunset but will rise again and bring the dawn. – Maya Angelou One of my favorite book titles is by the great Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises. There is so much implied in that title, don’t you think? For me, it says, “The sun sets....
How to Write a Book in 5 Steps

How to Write a Book in 5 Steps

“There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” – Ernest Hemingway Everyone has a story to tell. I believe that. I also believe Hemingway is right: all we have to do to write well is open up a vein. Writing is one of...
The Excellence the Olympics Inspire

The Excellence the Olympics Inspire

“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” -Aristotle Over the...
The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro

The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” ―Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird This summer, I’ve read several books and listened to a few of them on audio (which is a new experience). Reading, to me, is one of the great...