Words to Live By

“The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.”  ― Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

Happy National Handwriting Day!

Every January 23rd, we celebrate National Handwriting Day. I know, what the heck is this national holiday about? In a modern context, it’s a day for us to encourage each other to step away from our screens and return to simpler times of pen and paper. It’s also a day we pay respect to John…

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…