Reading fiction helps your career, but reading poetry helps more

Reading fiction helps your career, but reading poetry helps more

We have known for a while that people who are most successful in business read fiction.  And people who read fiction have more empathy, no matter where they land on the gender or personality trait spectrum. It’s interesting to me that genre fiction — sci-fi, mystery,...
The Turkeys

The Turkeys

I gripped the steering wheel of my car. My father was dead. As my knuckles turned white I realized my hands were like his. Sunburnt on top, calloused underneath. We both loved to dig in the earth.   He died where he feared—away from home. The brain tumors took over...
Fairy Tales For Grown-ups

Fairy Tales For Grown-ups

Do you think that the fairy tales are made for children? You are wrong. You are four times wrong. Tales are not purely fiction. They are constructions through fiction. They are not fairy tales. Their own realities are constructed. You do not have to believe them. They...
Come and meet with Virginia Aronson

Come and meet with Virginia Aronson

The White House Family Cookbook (with Executive Chef Henry Haller) “This hefty volume offers an intriguing glimpse of presidential history.” – Publishers Weekly “This is a classic!” – Liz Carpenter, former White House Press...
Theme When Writing A Story

Theme When Writing A Story

There are dozens of books and websites dedicated to the discussion of theme and what it is and isn’t. Theme is one of those components that often gets overlooked, despite the fact that it is the glue that holds a story together! So, what is theme? Well, quite...