“We’re so much more than that”

“I’d like writers to move beyond the regional and the factual. Move beyond Calabria. The wonderful thing about the Sicilian writer, Giuseppe Lampedusa, is that he took his very specific, particular experience about life in a Sicily on the cusp of huge change in The Leopard and he made it universal.”

Inspired by Story

“I think a writer has an obligation, a twofold obligation. One is to bring forth the truth that is within, and the other is to bear witness in this world”

A long time coming…

Do you remember when you were a kid, and you thought about what you were going to “be” when you grew up? Maybe you wanted to be an astronaut, or a doctor, or a veterinarian. Me? I always wanted to be a writer. But the question so many writers ask themselves is: am I reallyContinue reading “A long time coming…”

The Nature of Change

Change is inevitable. It brings about a sense of loss for what is being left behind, but it also forces us to go forward and create new paths, forge new friendships, and generate new ideas

Playing in the toolbox

But do we really play? Just have fun with the sport, the musical instrument, the piece of writing we’re working on? Do we improvise for the sake of improvising?

Winter, writer

It’s easy to begin the new year with a blog about new prospects, resolutions, new hopes and aspirations, especially as we all look forward to this new decade. But I want to begin this year’s blog, this new decade with the idea of winter. Real winter — the kind that brings double-digit, sub-zero temperatures. TheContinue reading “Winter, writer”