Words to Live By

There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. – Aristotle

Happy Edgar Allan Poe Day 2021!

Poe is an enduring literary master whose work has been intriguing the world since the 1800s. He hasn’t just taught us how to embrace the darker elements of ourselves, he’s put into words the pain, fear, and all-consuming love we all experience. He lived an imperfect, controversial life marred by drug abuse, alcoholism, gambling, scandalous…

Happy Don Quixote Day! 1-16-2021

I wasn’t able to get this post out fast enough in the US but, I’m taking the time to pay homage, anyway; it’s a book every booklover should read at least once. It’s the second-most-translated book after the Bible for a reason! January 16, 1605 was the day Miguel de Cervantes gifted the world his…

‘Til Then Our Written Love Will Have to Do by Cheri Woods

‘Til Then Our Written Love Will Have to Do went to press just last month. It’s a collection of love letters from WWII, one of the darkest and most dangerous times in history. The collection provides us a window from which we can explore a bygone era of a country shaken by war as two…

It’s Universal Letter Writing Week!

Who haven’t you reached out to in a while? Given the universal pains we’re all going through because of COVID and more, it’s even more important to think about this question. So, who haven’t you reached out to in a while? Who comes to mind and why? January is the perfect month to reflect on…

Word Nerd Day 2021

Tomorrow we celebrate the beauty of words! Writers and editors recognize the unique challenge of arranging words just perfectly to form works of art that will be memorable to readers, but, words are important to everyone. We carefully select words to describe the jumbling thoughts we have in our heads. And thus is the beauty…

Words to Live By

“And I discovered something incredibly therapeutic (when writing): I saw that the more I released what was inside, the more I felt rejuvenated and light like a feather.” – Mihai G. Paulet, From the Bottom of My Being

Words to Live By

“So many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practicality. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it. I’m saying, I’m the proof that you can ask the universe for it.” –Jim Carrey