Today is Mike Nichol’s birthday. He would have been 86 years old. What a mega-talent and inspiration he was to writers, actors, directors, and others. He directed some wonderful films, including The Graduate, Silkwood, Working Girl, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Heartburn. And he directed plays, f…
Have you ever made a mistake so huge, so upsetting, that you never thought that you would be able to get out of it? There is usually one, sometimes from childhood, sometimes from a moment in the office, when all you want to do is freeze time and run away. Sadly, that’s simply not an option!
Tomorrow is Halloween. For the last month, several older hotels here in Colorado have been hosting ghost-hunting parties and spooky tours. Silly fun…or are these hotels truly haunted?Over the years we’ve had a few people call our agency, asking if we could investigate ghosts they believe
Finding the courage to do anything can be difficult. Trying new things can be scary. Traveling to new places can be scary. But most people push through their fear and find that they’ve enjoyed their new experience.
What about finding the courage to leave an abusive relationship? That’s probably the most difficult thing for anyone to do. Fear can cripple you. Make you think you absolutely need to stay with your abuser. It can make you worry that you won’t find anyone else. That you’re not worthy of anyone else. Finding the courage to leave is one of the bravest things a person can do. Not only do you have to learn to be on your own, but you also have to learn to start your life over again. You have to learn to trust again. To love again.
Our upcoming season of workshops, classes, Reading & Craft Talk Series and Crosscurrents events, and special events is mostly up on online. Registration is open for classes in Anchorage and Fairbanks! Congrats to Seth Kantner, recipient of a 2017 Whiting Creative Nonfiction Grant! Congratulations to current and former 49 Writers board members Matthew Komatsu and Don Rearden, as well as Mary Rosanne Katzke, … Read More
From the letters I’ve been getting on that post and the comments, I have to admit that I live in a gorgeous spot of the world. Open spaces and fields. Blue skies and changing seasons.
Right now, thanks to decent weather, harvest is going full tilt. It hasn’t been an easy year. Last fall the farmers had to leave so much crop out because of early snow, too much rain in the fall and then more snow. So right now everyone who is out working late hours is happy and thankful.
In Canada we do Thanksgiving in October – which, ahem, is also my birthday. And each year I am thankful for so many things. Each year we also go around the table and ask everyone what they have been especially thankful for the past year. It’s always a warm and special time and it gives us all a chance to look back and realize what we have.
Source: Giving thanks