Commonplace Books

Recently, I’ve been exploring the use of a commonplace book for myself and for my students. My Inlandia Literary Journeys column for this morning appeared in The Press Enterprise, The Inland Valley Bulletin, and the San Bernardino Sun.

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Letters Encourage Intimacy

img_1319A dear friend gave my wife and I Writing Letters with Pen & Ink  for Christmas. Although the author has scattered quotes about letters from others on almost every page, one of my favorite sentences Paige wrote himself:  “Seemingly, the letter is a distant form of communication, but in actuality it encourages intimacy, for people frequently dare to write what they would find it difficult to say.”