As my house shook in the devastating wind, I thanked the men who built it in 1928. As the windows rattled, I thanked the men who built the factories to produce durable glass. As the temperature dropped, I thanked the men who built the old gas boiler in the basement–the kind that needs manual tending on water levels and cleaning. When the boiler clicked on without electricity, I thanked the gods of ingenuity. As I.
Reading this post, I just had to share. Thanks, Lauren. Thanksgiving Thoughts – 2012 by Lauren Arnold Thanksgiving gathers us to her table and asks us to think about the meaning of the word and to reflect together about our challenge to rise above ourselves – above the false conflicts that dominate our landscape. Thanksgiving comes at an appropriate time this year. We’ve suffered the effects of a harsh and polarizing presidential campaign that has made our.
She swept in rendering us helpless against her elements. Yet, through her, we learn what’s important in life–water, food, fire, shelter. And people. Connecting with neighbors, calling on family, communicating through whatever means possible, almost as if that communication is life sustaining in itself. Technology heightens and deadens communication at the same time. The Internet beckons, e-mail, voice mail, texting, all feed our urge to connect. But those same things coupled with TV are what.
Thanks to Genie Miniscalco, I was asked to attend an Author in Residence Book Club discussion in New Gwyned, PA, for Once Beneath the Stars. Pat Grotzinger hosted the event that was filled with great discussions, good company, and fabulous food, including a butter cake that tasted like Christmas morning. Comments on the book were great, ranging from tears, to fun with the lyrics, to emotions revealed through the story that related to events in the.
On Valentine’s Day, Anne Rice launched her newest book, The Wolf Gift, at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I was one of the lucky ones to attend. I was even luckier to have a front row seat! The auditorium was sold out, but you could hear a pin drop as Anne answered questions posed to her about her inspiration for Lestat, her famous (and the first) vampire, and the hundreds of memorable witches, devils, and.
So, I write a book in 2010 inspired by a man I knew in high school … in the 70′s. Turns out, a sportswriter in Philly, Mark Kram, was also inspired to write a book about the same man. Buddy Miley was a football star, a ham, a jock. Paralyzed in his first game of senior year, he lived for 23 more years before seeking refuge with Dr. Kevorkian in 1997. How is it that two.
Living in Montclair, NJ, which is 12 miles from NY City, I have many opportunities to meet performers, journalists, artists, musicians, and, yes, even writers. A few weeks ago, I attended a seminar hosted by the Adult School of Montclair, presenting Deborah Davis, the writer chosen to document Oprah’s last show and to write the text for the beautiful book. Though I was not able to see more than a few of Oprah’s shows because of my work schedule, I.
Walking the dog today, I saw my neighbor running to the bus stop with her son, and then she ran for the train to NY. It flashed in my mind how many days I did the same — always running for the bus, the train, or fighting traffic as I wound my way to work. Knowing all I had to do was walk home, unleash the dog, clean up breakfast, turn on the computer and.
On New Year’s Day in 2004, I listened to a radio broadcast of Forrest Church (now deceased) who encouraged listeners to Turn the Page of their lives. Forrest used the analogy of rereading a page of a book to discern meaning, instead of turning the page … as we may do in life, repeating patterns that do not serve us well. He went further to recommend writing the first chapter of the book of your life —.
In typical fashion, I’m now reading four books. This post focuses on one that was given to me as a parting gift from Drinker Biddle, the law firm I left to launch Turn the Page Publishing. Jacqueline Kennedy, Historic Conversations on Life with John F. Kennedy is a CD set and book of Jackie’s recorded interviews shortly after President Kennedy’s assassination. I first saw the book in Bridge Street Books in DC, while visiting my.