In August 2017, my daughter and I embraced our Dork side and journeyed a thousand miles from New York to Tennessee with the hope that we would witness a total solar eclipse. A thousand mile in exchange for two and a half minutes of midday darkness.
This short, non-fiction story was recently published in “Insights 2017” a literary journal of the community college I went to in the fall of 2016. True story – yes I was really that stupid and reckless – read on.
“Bobby” is the first story in a book I am working on that will feature children who taught me essential truths about the classroom, about teaching, and about children with unique needs and unique gifts. Each story is intended to represent thousands of children like them. All the stories are true though names and places were changed to maintain confidentiality.
A poem I wrote recently about my brother Mickey. Continue reading “My Brother the Savant”
I have been keeping up with my writing of creative non-fiction by editing a few stories I wrote a few years ago. Here is the first of several. I hope you enjoy it. Continue reading “Skunks are nearsighted”
I didn’t quite realize how far out we were into the countryside of Costa Rica until our next door neighbor told us about the six foot iguana who climbed in bed with him!
You can’t avoid change by staying in one place. Everyone knows or senses that. Our neighborhood is changing. There are new apartment houses going up just across the creek. An entire block of apartments that will add hundreds of new people. Big changes. Uncertainty. Continue reading “Night Walk”
As part of my evolution as a writer I have submitted a number of pieces to the Sun, a literary magazine out of North Carolina. So far five pieces have been published in the section “Readers Write”. This piece was published in December 2015. It is followed by a poem I wrote in November 2016.
Little glimpses of my father.
This will no longer be just a travel blog. I will still be traveling but I have decided to add poetry, creative non-fiction and even fiction to Themapisnottheroad. I would appreciate feedback on what you read.
My first entry is a poem. I will try to orient the reader to my entries when appropriate. The first poem is about a shrine in Japan that honors those who are still missing from the Tsunami and what one man has set up that helps families of the missing stay in contact with their loved ones – in an way that is unique.