Story | Jan 4, 2012 | 9:57 AM
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Story | Mar 31, 2012 | 5:11 PMWhen I was 16, I read Henry David Thoreau's “Walden.” I read about living deliberately and sucking the marrow out of life. Such musings led me to study philosophy. I learned that a deliberate life meant following a heroic life.
Story | Dec 14, 2011 | 2:05 PM
My mother taught piano lessons. In 1930 she had her own radio show in Monongah, W. Va. Under her tutelage, I mastered “Chop Sticks,” “Heart and Soul” and just about any doo-wop melody. Years later, I was the darling of every dive...
Story | Feb 16, 2012 | 8:39 PM
Earlier this month, the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens was celebrated in an event held at his burial site in London's Westminster Abbey. In attendance were many writers, academics, and other enthusiasts of the man considered to be...
Story | Oct 12, 2011 | 1:51 PM
All work is seed sown. It grows and spreads, and sows itself anew. — Thomas Carlyle * I consider myself fortunate that my work is a labor of love — love of learning both for myself and for others with whom I am fortunate enough to come into...