Tag: Reading Life

The Magic and Power of Story in Our Lives

My bucket list goal of writing a novel has led me to a study of story and a new understanding and appreciation of its place in our lives. I am now convinced that it is as important as our DNA and the blood that flows through our veins, to our survival as individuals, nations, cultures … Continue reading The Magic and Power of Story in Our Lives

My Bookstore Bucket List

When I was preparing to retire as a librarian, I read several books about aging and retirement. I received some excellent advice that translated into action which is reflected in my blog. The first and broader task was to think in terms of legacy -- what did I want to leave behind and how could … Continue reading My Bookstore Bucket List

A Tale of Two Passions: Reading and Driving

Writing instructors often warn us to avoid beginning with backstory -- to get right to the point. Writers such as myself often balk at such warnings, believing that our backstory is uniquely important. So we begin with it anyway. ┬áSuch is the writing life. My backstory involves three members of my family: my father, my … Continue reading A Tale of Two Passions: Reading and Driving