Some days the writing comes quick and easy. The words fall out of the sky like manna from heaven or the flurry of snow that blanketed the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast in January and ranks as the fourth largest nor’easter since 1950.
They come fast and furious in a blizzard of thoughts and I try my best to keep up. And then on other days, the words and images in my head are packed together tight like thick molasses. They ooze in one direction, then another, but refuse to come out of the bottle.
On those days, it’s best to remember the good times — the snow days so-to-speak — and pray they come again. In any event, I’ve been fortunate so far this year. Here’s a recap of some of what I’ve written over the past four weeks:
- When all else fails . . . believe
- The lost art of letter writing
- My life as a famous author
- How Glenn Frey helped me survive Calculus
- Great food and conversation: Dinner with my crazy family
- A hero taken too soon
- One picture is worth a thousand words
- Remember Christmas every day of the year
- May the force be with you
- An Amish girl leaves home to create a new way of life