Tips to Start Writing

There are three types of people in the world. The first, people who have no interest in writing. I envy them because they can live their lives carefree without the guilt that they should be writing. They can watch TV, play video games, or read a book without being jealous that they didn’t write the …

The Writer’s Almanac

Visit The Writer’s Almanac daily to start (or end) your day with a contemporary poem and some interesting facts about something that happened this day in history or about someone intriguing in history. Don’t want to read? There is an audio version. Today’s poem Squatting paints a picture of rural men taking time to sit …

Art to Self

Do you like reading books with pictures? I hate to admit it but I usually don’t like the pictures that are included in fiction books. However, I read something recently that discussed the relationship between words and pictures and how pictures can add to the image, the image can add to the words, or they …

Casa Loma: How much is too much?

I visited Casa Loma  which is a castle in Toronto built by Canadian businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and soldier, Sir Henry Pellatt (1859 – 1939). He was friends with Thomas Edison and it was in large part due to his innovation that electricity was harnessed from Niagara Falls and was put to use in Canada. Casa Loma …