Lately I have been pondering what else I can do with our living room concerts — showing art on the walls while musicians perform, hosting writers for a reading in between music sets? Or maybe I try something different entirely — a home-based supper club idea with food or cocktails as the focus instead of music?
Everyone thinks it’s cool to have a published writer in their book club. That is, until they try it. I’ve been invited into countless book clubs, and actually joined a few of them. I always dropped out at the first… Read More ›
Author Richard Russo hasn’t lived in his hometown for decades, hasn’t even gone back to visit. Yet Russo remains intimately tied to Gloversville, N.Y. , setting most of his books in a fading factory town like the one where he… Read More ›
Throughout this year, several bloggers will engage in a conversation here and on their blogs — asking questions of each other and responding. Others are absolutely welcome to join the conversation, as well. Learn more about the ladies of Blogversation… Read More ›
When I began my MBA at University of Michigan, I was intimidated by classes in topics brand new to me – finance, statistics, operations management – and nervous about a forced-curve grading system that would evaluate me against numerous classmates… Read More ›
Today’s installment in the “Things I Have Learned” series comes from a colleague at my first job after college, where I worked as a reporter at the Alpena News. If you’ve never heard of Alpena, think cold. It’s five hours… Read More ›
This post continues an occasional series on writers — how and why they write, what inspires them and how they overcome challenges like writer’s block and rejection. Previously we’ve heard from Jim Tobin, Jim Ottaviani, Lara Zielin, Bruce DeSilva and… Read More ›
Don Miguel Ruiz‘s slim little book, “The Four Agreements,” offers four simple pieces of life advice: Be impeccable with your word — say only what you mean and be careful the power of your words Don’t take anything personally —… Read More ›