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When is a writer a success or a failure?

Success and failure. In today’s world, we are often defined as one or the other in whatever we do. Success can lift our spirits, motivate, and energize us, but failure can demoralize, depress, or stifle further efforts. So what determines whether a writer is successful or not? The answer depends on your point of view, [...]

By |2021-04-14T16:59:19-05:00April 14th, 2021|A Writer's Path Category|0 Comments

Iced Over at Spectacle Reef

Spectacle Reef, photo courtesy lighthousefriends.com. Located in Lake Huron, Spectacle Reef is subject to the conditions of the Great Lake. From December through March, the lake is covered with ice. The lighthouse keepers played roulette trying to guess when it was time to go back to the mainland, since shipping stopped during that [...]

By |2021-03-18T12:12:20-05:00March 18th, 2021|Lighthouse Blog Category, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Writing with Ernest

  Ernest Hemingway1 Ernest Hemingway was not my favorite author, in fact, I haven’t read most of what he’s written, but despite my own knowledge of his work, he was a successful author. And he was a serious writer. Hemingway had several interests – fishing, hunting, boxing, cats and perhaps you could add [...]

By |2021-01-20T20:13:06-06:00January 15th, 2021|A Writer's Path Category|4 Comments

A Thankful Lighthouse

Photo courtesy lighthousefriends.com The lighthouse at the entrance to the Tchefuncte (pronounced “she funk tee”) River was built in 1837 to guide ships across Lake Ponchartrain, Louisiana, to the port in Madisonville, Louisiana. Built on low-lying land, the area of the lighthouse and its other buildings like the keeper’s house, the fog signal, [...]

By |2020-11-30T22:22:14-06:00November 25th, 2020|Lighthouse Blog Category|3 Comments

Lighthouses on Lockdown

Race Point Light, Cape Cod, MA, photo courtesy lighthousefriends.com Closed for overnight stays summer 2020. With the threat of the COVID virus pandemic, most everyone has been affected in some way. Our lives have changed, and our futures questioned. For those of us housebound, we’ve hoped for summer vacation as an escape from [...]

By |2020-05-30T17:20:48-05:00May 30th, 2020|Lighthouse Blog Category|1 Comment

Memorial Day at the Lighthouse

Republished from 2014 Portland Head Light photo by Royalbroil, courtesy Wikimedia “Here they come!” Nine-year-old Tommy shouted from the front porch. Polly dried her hands with the dish towel and followed Emily, Tommy’s little sister, to the front door. Sure enough, coming over the top of the hill were men, women and children [...]

By |2020-05-25T12:56:56-05:00May 25th, 2020|Lighthouse Blog Category|3 Comments
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