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Camp Harmony Carnival

Two days ago, my busy summer of vacations, travel, and volunteering drew to a close with the last day of Camp Harmony. I’ve been involved with this summer camp program for homeless kids for the past fifteen years. The people and the program are both very dear to...

Advice to Beginning Writers

Yesterday, I came across a forum on Goodreads.com about writing advice for beginning writers. While already full of helpful suggestions from other authors, I decided to offer a few recommendations of my own—mainly as a means to crystalizing my own thoughts...

The Valley

Here is the second poem I wrote while at Camp Paintrock in Wyoming. As you can imagine, the country is quite spectacular there. The embedded picture simply can’t do it justice. I imagine my poem can’t either, but you can’t blame a guy for trying. The...

Camp Poetry

A few days ago, I returned from a weeklong trip to Wyoming where I spent time with the wonderful staff and students of the C5LA program. Part of my purpose in going was to teach my first ever writing class and help introduce the basics of creative writing to the...