Writing, Teaching, & Self Care: 2018 & Beyond

I recently came across this brief article, "Buy a cat, stay up late, don't drink: top 10 writers’ tips on writing" in The Guardian, and I thought it was especially appropriate for teachers who also want to make writing lives of their own. However, I do have one additional piece of advice which is especially … Continue reading Writing, Teaching, & Self Care: 2018 & Beyond

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A New Year’s Gratitude for the Light that a Literary Press and Its Founder Brought to Me

The older I get, the more I appreciate those who have nurtured my writing life. Enter Bertha Rogers, poet, artist, teacher, and founder of Bright Hill Press; she's a literary friend I've known for over twenty years, a friend who recently retired from running the upstate New York arts organization she founded in 1992. While I was … Continue reading A New Year’s Gratitude for the Light that a Literary Press and Its Founder Brought to Me

My Letter to Teachers Who Still Yearn to Be Writers

Hi Friends, On Twitter, I recently reconnected with a teacher-friend from one of the high schools where I taught for several years. One of the two parts of her message indicated that she was still trying to find the time to write. Over the years I've encountered many teachers who write or who want to … Continue reading My Letter to Teachers Who Still Yearn to Be Writers