Monthly Archives: July 2022

Cronin Captivates

“Life is no straight and easy corridor along which we travel free and unhampered, but a maze of passages, through which we must seek our way, lost and confused, now and again checked in a blind alley. But always, if … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

Pippa’s Song The year ‘s at the spring, And day ‘s at the morn; Morning ‘s at seven; The hill-side ‘s dew-pearl’d; The lark ‘s on the wing; The snail ‘s on the thorn; God ‘s in His heaven— All … Continue reading

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Hassles Help

In his book, “Robert Schuller’s Life Changers,” the author tells this story: “My son…graduated from my alma mater, Hope College in Holland Michigan….The moment he derived his B.A. degree was one of f the proudest moments of my life. I … Continue reading

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Practice Productively

There’s a straightforward method for improving at anything you want — a simple approach that most people don’t really know about. It’s the technique that high performers in a range of fields, from sports to the sciences, have learned. It’s … Continue reading

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Simple Advice

“Love the writing, love the writing, love the writing…the rest will follow.” Jane Yolen Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Love what you do and everything we lose will follow. But sometimes this is easier said than done. I know. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Hidden Skills

Philip Eisenberg served for many years as a prompter for the San Francisco Opera. He was hidden from the audience’s view in a box below center stage. From his hideaway he would quietly cue the performers, though sometimes, if a … Continue reading

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White’s Wisdom

“All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.” E.B. White Today, July 11, is E. B. White’s birthday—he was born in 1899. Known the world over for … Continue reading

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Something Wonderful

A Night in a World I wouldn’t have known if I didn’t stay homewhere the big dipper rises from, timeand again: one mountain ash. And I wouldn’t have thought without travelling outhow huge that dipper was,how small that tree. Heather … Continue reading

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Finding Wings

This brings a smile to my face — it reminds me of Alex, my beloved, intrepid son, who knows all about the joys of of flying on two wheels! Going Down Hill on a BicycleA Boy’s Song Henry Charles Beeching … Continue reading

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“Learn Yourself”

“Just the talent to keep at it is a big talent….Everybody can get better.” Alice Elliott Dark, author of “Fellowship Point” How nourishing and exciting it is to hear about a writer’s journey! And how wonderful to be among fellow … Continue reading

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