Sometime last year I wrote about one of my favorite annual autumnal activities, escaping to the imaginary village of Sleepy Hollow and visiting for awhile with its spooky, kooky inhabitants. It’s a ritual I look forward to each year, as summer begins winding down and the natural world puts on one last great display of… Continue reading Edgar Allan Poe Died Here. Let’s Party!
What makes a writer write? It’s a fairly simple question, fraught with complexity, that often birddogs me when I find myself enjoying something I’m reading, whether poetry or prose. What caused this author to choose this particular subject and expound upon it for 5, 500, 5,000 or 50,000 words? What compelled him or her to… Continue reading Looking for Inspiration in a "Life" Worth Writing and Reading About