As you’re reading this, I’m not sure where I am, but it’s probably somewhere west-by-northwest of Virginia. I’m taking a road trip across America! My last cross-country road trip was more than 20 years ago, with my mother. I’ve always wanted to do it again. And now, for pretty much the first time since then,… Read More Road Trip!
I want to thank Lahaina Vatanarom from the coffee wife for nominating me for a Blogger Recognition Award. I’ve been blogging off-and-on since September of 2005, when I was bored silly at an office job and needed a creative outlet. After a few years, my life took a different turn and I stopped blogging for… Read More Honest Advice for New Bloggers
Writing means sharing your experience of the world with others. Writing well requires cultivating the habits of being fully engaged with your own world. After years as a professional writer, I’ve learned the habits that have helped me develop my craft, and I think they’ll help you too, whether you’re writing philosophical tomes, family newsletters,… Read More Lifestyle Habits of Good Writers
The Washington, D.C., cherry blossoms reached peak bloom this week, a little earlier than expected, thanks to the warm weather. Peak bloom is considered to be the point when 70 percent of the blossoms have opened. They make for a sea of pink and white around the Tidal Basin, a reservoir in West Potomac Park.… Read More Cherry Blossoms Peak in Washington, D.C.!