Five important life lessons from a pencil

This morning, I noticed that my three-year-old son Nathaniel has kept himself busy doing something. He was sketching a pear-like shaped object on a piece of paper using a pencil. I asked him what was that particular object he was drawing about and he answered, “A glass.” Then he populated it with as-many-as-he-could draw short … Continue reading Five important life lessons from a pencil

Fatherhood And the Depressing Needs of Artistry

  With Nathaniel’s birth a little over three years ago, I thought that my poetry writing skills would be affected or diminished to some degree. I thought that becoming a dad would kill such a creative impulse needed for the craft I’m so in love with. I thought that I should give up writing and … Continue reading Fatherhood And the Depressing Needs of Artistry