Baseball, Fishing, and Writing

By Susan Remson I am somewhere in the middle of middle age, and there are still many things I have never done. Until recently, one was to attend a major league baseball game. But that changed that last month, when I saw the Pittsburgh Pirates break a losing streak in a 5-2 win over the … Read more

So, You Want to be a Writer?

By Babs Halton It was a winter’s evening. I lay sprawled on the sheepskin rug in front of a log fire. “I want to be a writer,” I said. My husband sat in his leather armchair, pen poised over a crossword. “Do you know another word for ‘spiny anteater’?” Our youngest piped up. “I know, … Read more

Color and Fire

By Julie Eberhart Painter Had it not been for Mr. Sklar, my art teacher, I would never have survived college long enough to rediscover writing. From age eight Iā€™d wanted to write ā€” short stories, poems, books ā€” but my parents insisted I attend Moore Institute of Art in Philadelphia so I could help them … Read more