A Septuagenarian Writer

….my relationship with myself is the crucial beginning of all my art.

Journal entry, March 1986

The Writing Teacher

“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” Albert Einstein On a Saturday in mid-March 2016 my writing teacher died. Susan was fifty-four. She had not only lived fourteen years longer than the doctors had predicted, she had lived her days as if she would never die—full… Continue reading The Writing Teacher

A Passion to Learn

‘The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.’ ―William Arthur Ward With a complete disregard for deportment, my mother spewed me out on a late afternoon in mid-October, 1947. Perhaps because of the optimistic era that followed the end of World War II, multitudes of babies arrived… Continue reading A Passion to Learn


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