Why do writers write? Why do we subject ourselves to endless hours of self-imposed exile from family members, friends, phone calls, Facebook posts, CNN’s breaking news, and our Twitter feeds? There are probably as many answers to these two questions as there are writers tapping on their computer’s keys right this minute. What follows are… Read More WHY DO WE WRITE?


The roses are abloom, the balloon flowers have opened, the orange day lilies have unfurled, and the veggie plants are poking through the soil. Our bird feeders lure gold finches, cat birds, purple finches, mockingbirds, black-capped chickadees, cardinals, and those pesky ground feeders, the squirrels. The desk in my home-office faces a wide window, so… Read More THIS AND THAT