Canyon Shouting – The Writing Life

Every word I put on paper is a shout against the distance between us all – from “To Speak for Human Feelings” by Eloise Klein Healy Sometimes I imagine conversations  like echoes. . . the way we speak to one another in the same tone and depth, just...

When People Start to Read My Work

It’s amazing to me how quickly things happen. . . I send a file, and within hours, people can buy my book. Then, friends share the link, and people start buying it. Also, people start reading, and the kindness in them – the love they have for me –...

Barns, Writers, and Why Building Isn't Always Better

Tucked back on Witmer Road in Smoketown, PA, there is an l-shaped barn. It’s base is the yellow-brown stone that is the bedrock of Pennsylvania structures, and it’s board siding is white, slatted from top to bottom. Intact.  The structure is massive and...