Why pray? Karen Armstrong, one of my favorite authors, has some answers for the skeptical.
Writer’s block? Not my problem. At least, that’s what I thought until I read Jane Anne Staw’s book, Unstuck: A Supportive and Practical Guide to Working Through Writer’s Block.
I’m liking composer John Adams’ memoir, “Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life,” for its fine writing and its insights into the creative life and process.
In a few weeks my son would be eighteen. It would be time for him to sign up for Selective Service. I’d filled out forms and applications for my son for all of his eighteen years, but this was different. This piece of paper could send him off to war.