“Writing a novel is a terrible experience, during which the hair often falls out and the teeth decay. I’m always irritated by people who imply that writing fiction is an escape from reality. It is a plunge into reality and … Continue reading The Tale Of The Anxious Novelist
I’ve always written poetry here and there, but I’ve been living and breathing it since March of this year. I carry a journal with me constantly so I always have a place to put my new ideas or to … Continue reading From Thoreau, To Emerson, and now Whitman!
Yep, I’m still here. I know it’s been far too long since I’ve sat down to write a blog post, but don’t worry my friends. It’s been an interesting few months. It amazes me how much I continue to learn … Continue reading Still here!
Last night I went on a solo adventure to Westbury, NY to see the amazing poet Billy Collins. I can honestly say that he is one of the most inspiring poets to watch read. His combination of wisdom and humor … Continue reading Billy Collins Adventure
…to write enough poems to sort into a collection, I think I have a fitting title. I came up with it today while driving and it was one of those moments where I thought, “Oh wow! That’s simple…but incredibly ironic and clever…” Of course now you’re going to be mad that I’m not going to tell you what it is. I’m sorry. I’m just too paranoid for that sort of sharing… =) I will tell you that I’ve been working on a lot of poems. I developed some kind of “two-line” disease where I write two lines and stop. I … Continue reading If I Ever Get Lucky Enough…
Early last Friday morning, I embarked on a solo adventure to Concord, Massachusetts to visit all of the literary locations that I had been dying to visit for many years. While there, I stayed at the Hawthorne Inn, run by … Continue reading On The Road To Concord, MA