I recently published a piece on Medium.com. Medium is somewhat like WordPress, but different too. It’s a great place to check out all kinds of stuff and almost daily I will make time to read some things I find on their website. I also follow a few writers there, as I do on WordPress. I hope you will check out my latest and give me a clap if you like it. If you don’t like it, find something else you do like and give an author a shout-out. Authors, no matter how loudly they may write, are really timid and shy forest animals that need coaxing into the light.
My piece on Medium is an essay I reworked and did a major rewrite on called “Suddenly, God”. If you have already read it on Medium or found it via my LinkedIn page, thank you. If you haven’t and want to read it you can go to my “friend’s link” here and click on my name in the picture:
Thanks for reading whatever you may find yourself reading today. In these Orwellian times, reading seems vitally critical to the existence of humanity, to me at least. But then reading has always been important to me. To riff on Harper Lee , “Until I feared we would lose it, I didn’t preach about loving to read. One does not love breathing”.
Don’t just read the headlines or infomercials or even the plethora of self-help blips, and I read all of these things. But set aside real time to read deeply and enjoy a good novel or short story or essay — there are lots of them. Read stories and poetry and fairy tales and essays. As George Martin said, “The reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The person who never reads, lives only one.”
Live your lives today, one book at a time.