Writing about Family: A Sacred Cow or Smorgasbord?

By Holly Cardamone Family is undoubtedly the richest source of inspiration for a writer, nonfiction or otherwise. Things happen in families. Families ritualistically dance together joyously at a child’s twenty-first birthday party and behave abominably towards each other during Christmas lunch. We become both witnesses to and participants in family-specific rites of passage, emblematic characteristics … Read more

My Best Ideas are All Wet

By Sue Marquette Poremba Without fail, when I am in the shower or the swimming pool, a million article or story ideas flow through my mind. Unfortunately, my notebook isn’t waterproof. Why the water? Other people sing in the shower. I tend to sing everywhere else, so maybe it is because the shower is the … Read more