Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Autumn is my favorite season.

I love how the colors turn rich, and how that depth of hue allows my eyes to see the contrasting colors.

I enjoy the fashion -- the sweaters and boots.

My skin delights in the fresh breezes for which it longed all summer.

But mostly I invite the coming of Fall because it offers a fresh start. Life begins anew, and thus so do we.

What is your favorite season and why?

Monday, September 28, 2009

Why Write? Why Read?

In my experience, I've found that writing can sometimes feel like an onerous, insufficiently lucrative chore.

But, most of the time, it connects me to the subcutaneous layers of my self -- not the superficial self that real-world living requires, but the self that injects meaning into our existence.

That's what makes facing the blank screen and struggling to navigate the complicated maze of achieving publication worthwhile.

If you are a writer, why do you write?

If you are a reader, what books validate your spirit and feed your hunger for life?