Month: October 2016

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.” -St Jerome These words were printed on a poster, which hung on the door of my first grade classroom. I was inspired, motivated and perhaps a bit tortured by these words. For I was not only encouraged by […]

“Stories have to be told or they die, and when they die, we can’t remember who we are or why we’re here.” –Sue Monk Kidd We said it as children. We now hear our children say it. “Tell me a story.” However, it’s important, especially as a writer, to ask, “What is a story?” On […]

“Here lies one whose name was writ in water.”-John Keats These are the words etched on John Keats’ tombstone. Keats, an English Romantic poet, died at the young age of twenty-five with a keen understanding of life’s transience. But did he choose these words because he was aware of his mortality or because he feared […]

In our newly minted culture of political correctness, we now function in a society in which hypersensitivity and an over awareness of potentially offensive discourse threatens to turn down, or even off, the volume on our writing and dialogue. A current and controversial dial, which is presently adjusting the sound, is trigger warnings. Trigger warnings […]