Real-World Community

I read in the paper recently that they’re moving the old post office a couple of towns over from where I lived as a boy. It used to be on […]

Community Spaces

I spent some time in Calgary several weeks before the Olympics. I found that in what is typically Canadian fashion, the corporate-dominated culture is tempered with a civic-mindedness that is […]

Writers “Go to School Among Themselves”

After college, in a second-hand bookstore in New York, I happened upon a book called The Written Word by Gorham Munson. Munson was a prominent writer in the l930s who […]

Remembering One Teacher

I was looking for someone to help a friend. That was how I met Mr. W. “What are you studying, young man?” he asked. “Well, English,” I replied. “But I’m […]