illuminate history

Curiosity: forget “Cherchez la femme” (Look for the woman.) “Cherchez l’histoire.” (Look for the story.)

Summer of Steam and Smoke

“Decide what the theme of your story is.”  This excellent writing advice sometimes applies to life, too. Summer began with an impromptu trip to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, to talk … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

There is a tide in the affairs of men…

which reminds one to wake up and smell the coffee. As Gary wrote to his kids that afternoon: “This is sooo embarrassing! The adventure was a little too intense. “We … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · 2 Comments