Thursday, June 23, 2016

Grandpa clothes

“Does Grandpa always wear the same clothes?” my 7-year-old granddaughter recently asked my daughter.
More here, my latest on Fathers for Good.

Just keep writing.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Give the editors what they ask for!

I pitched this article as "10 Ways" but then got too wordy and ended up with only 8 to get the word count right.
It's good to stick to word counts if you want to keep editors happy. As a magazine editor, I had freelancers submit material that was a good 50 percent above the word count. One told me, "This is longer than what you asked for but I assume it's easier for you to cut copy than have to add it.
No-o-o-o-o . . .
It's easier for me if you give me what I asked for.
Just keep writing.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A Caregiver's Summer

My latest "Dear Friends" letter at That site is part of the non-profit my late wife, Monica, and I started in 2005. That's when we began the Friends of St. John the Caregiver.

Just keep writing.