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Fired Up

Fired Up

Fires are for reading by, chatting and napping by, cooking over, adding light to the night and warming up winter. That in 2021 U.S. citizens, including elected school board members in not far enough away Spotsylvania County, VA, promoted burning books they don’t...
To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

I made it to the lighthouse on a recent family beach visit, decades after I wrote the best chapter of my college honors thesis on Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse. Hello, Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall was more in keeping with the reading list for the trip as...
Fall Writing Frenzy 2

Fall Writing Frenzy 2

  So Lydia Lukidis and Kaitlyn Sanchez are at it again with their Fall Writing Frenzy contest for children’s writers. Pick a photo from their stash and get inspired to write something somehow related that’s under 200 words. The above is not that...
Delaware on My Mind

Delaware on My Mind

Delaware is the First State, which you know if you’ve driven I-95 in those parts, but it might be one of the last states you think to visit though its image has been burnished by the Bidens of late. This old travel piece from 2007 has some delightful Delaware...