Fictography #14 — A Love Letter From Mitchell Henry of Kylemore Castle, Connemara, Ireland

  /FICTOGRAPHY/ def. — The intersection of photography (submitted by readers) and fiction (written by me!). How spectacular is this castle? Over spring break, a group of students studied abroad in Ireland. One such student was Emily Maranto, a senior at Stevenson University. Emily has taken several writing courses with me, and as well, she’s… Read More Fictography #14 — A Love Letter From Mitchell Henry of Kylemore Castle, Connemara, Ireland

For Valentine’s Day: Text Messages Are Not Substitutes For Cards

*** As Valentine’s Day approaches, let’s just set the record straight—and not just for Valentine’s Day, but as a year-round clarification. Sending “lovey-dovey” text messages are not permitted as a substitute for sending a heartfelt card or letter to someone you care a great deal for this holiday. There, I’ve said it. (And I promise… Read More For Valentine’s Day: Text Messages Are Not Substitutes For Cards

Stealing History and Two Indicted Men: Museum Thefts Leave Me Wondering

For those of you who have not been following this story, I’ll give you the short recap: Two New Yorkers, one 63, the other, 24, have been charged with stealing historic documents from various museums (I won’t even glorify them by publishing their names). You can read more about this crazy story here at http://www.edition.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/07/28/historical.document.theft/index.html… Read More Stealing History and Two Indicted Men: Museum Thefts Leave Me Wondering

Instructions for Writing a Love Letter: Taking the Love Letter Oath

In one of my previous blog posts entitled Nostalgia I wrote about having a box of memories—a collection of the things we don’t want to forget—and what exactly it is we put in those boxes. I admitted to throwing away many old letters, especially love letters that I’d received when letter writing was still vogue… Read More Instructions for Writing a Love Letter: Taking the Love Letter Oath