Month: December 2016

It’s that time of year when songs about silver bells and winter wonderlands fill the air while we shop, bake, wrap and decorate. Christmas music doesn’t just create a festive atmosphere, it also creates memories, which is ironic since no one can ever remember all the words to these songs even though we’ve heard them […]

“I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.” –Edna St. Vincent Millay It is not a question of whether writers, by nature, are unable to commit. It’s also not a matter of an inability to be monogamous. Instead, it is often beyond our control that […]

“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.” –Frank Herbert Boy gets girl. Woman falls in love. The dog lives. The hero wins. The villain is punished. Evil is overcome. Goodness triumphs. Love conquers all. These are happy endings—the endings, which most readers want and demand. But should they? […]