There’s Something You Should Do During Quarantine and Social Distancing

Prologue You don’t have to listen to me. But it may serve you well if you do. More importantly, it may serve someone else well. And so, let me share with you something that has the potential to be one of the best choices you’ve made during this pandemic. In This Time of Self-Quarantine and… Read More There’s Something You Should Do During Quarantine and Social Distancing

Don’t Have Money To Spend This Valentine’s Day? Take A Cue From St. Valentine and Write A Letter

First, a little historical perspective… St. Valentine lived during the time of Claudius the Cruel in Rome. Under his rule, Claudius was not fond of men who would not join his military leagues due to their devotion to their wives and families. Therefore, Claudius banned marriages and engagements in Rome. However, Valentine defied the emperor… Read More Don’t Have Money To Spend This Valentine’s Day? Take A Cue From St. Valentine and Write A Letter

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

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