When the last chapter was written, the story “put to bed,” as it were, there was more I wanted to say. Happy Landings is Emilie’s story, but it is my work, the result of choices made for reasons that matter to me. … More My Thoughts on Biography and Emilie Loring
How do optimists remain optimistic? In times laced with so much that is worrisome, how do we keep our days bright and full of promise? Emilie Loring’s second book, The Mother in the Home, is a compendium of wisdom for young mothers, and this piece seems especially useful–not just for mothers but for anyone. The … More The Extravagance of Worry
Robert Knowles Slaven, Jr. was a man of the type you hope is real but seldom have the honor to meet. … More With Profound Gratitude: Captain Bob Slaven
It will come as no surprise to longtime readers of this blog that I am an archivist at heart. A Christmas present from my son gives me a new way to act on this. Using this light tent, I am photographing the artifacts in my care. Next, I will record their stories to print with … More Artifacts and Memories: Goodbye to 2020
How Can the Heart Forget was the first Emilie Loring book I read, and I’ve been a little nervous to write about it here, because it’s one of the partially ghostwritten books. As a group, they represent Emilie poorly, because, simply, she didn’t write them. But this one is special to me. It was the … More How Can the Heart Forget?
Did you memorize something as a child that you enjoy reciting now? … More And miles to go…
Once again, I have been traveling. It wasn’t the adventurous kind of traveling that I sometimes do, jetting off to a new town, a new cottage, a new seashore, but I traveled 1,834 miles by car, nevertheless, and there’s plenty to see and to think about on a drive like that. As the miles melted … More When Books are People and an Invitation to Tea