Archive for October, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN   VOTE NOVEMBER 2


HAPPY HALLOWEEN


I first had Spaghetti Carbonara on the Greek island of Paros.  I was 18 and was there with my great Italian friend, Dodi, visiting some friends of hers from her town, Varese.  One of the friends was Giulio.  When I met him, he was standing on steps leading to a roof top apartment on one […]


From Stephen Koch’s wonderful and very useful Writer’s Workshop.  He was a professor of mine at Columbia University.   “In Chapter 1, we pointed out that the Latin root of the word invent means “to discover.”  Writers do not make up stories. They find them.  They uncover them; they discover them.  Sometimes they find them […]