Category Archives: Writing

A lesson from a Vietnam Veteran after half a century of grief and guilt

I know this is longer than most blog posts – in fact, it’s more of a story than a post, but this past Sunday was the 50th anniversary of an event that took place half-way around the world and changed the lives of some brave young men forever. So please indulge me and read about these soldiers and their story.

Volk Packaging Corporation to create a wall commemorating military personnel.

Derek Volk

Even with the snow on the ground, and a good portion of the winter still ahead, Derek Volk, the president of Volk Packaging Corporation, has visions for building a commemorative wall to honor those who have served in the armed forces of the United States.

Hoops for Hope: a slam dunk for raising funds to support those fighting cancer

SACO – The Thornton Academy Girls’ Basketball program will host their third annual Hoops for Hope Charity event at Linnell Gymnasium on February 8, 2018. During the past two years, the Hoops for Hope event has raised nearly $50,000, including more than $20,000 raised directly by the players. Head Coach Eric Marston was inspired to […]

Maine student performs with Portland Symphony Orchestra

SACO – Delaney Ziegman, a junior at Thornton Academy, will debut an original story entitled Symphony Safari on stage with the Portland Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, January 21. Ziegman wrote the piece specifically to fit the music provided by the PSO. Symphony Safari is one of the PSO Discovery Concerts for Kids and is designed […]

A gentle reminder for all writers – stay connected, keep learning, and read.

For many people, writing fiction, specifically short stories, and novels, is a way to reflect on the what it means to spend time on the planet and interact with those who are lucky enough to share the same space.

As days turn to years, and years to decades, I’d like to think I have something to share about the storytelling process and three of the most important elements or tools in that a writer may employ as they go about their work.

Cycling continues to be the cheapest form of health insurance

SACO – Maybe it’s clear from the picture, but just in case there’s any doubt, this group of hardy fools is about as happy as a group of friends might be. Yes, the temperature was hovering around freezing when we left the parking lot in Saco, but after a winter filled with ice and snow, there […]

Who doesn’t love a good Maine mystery?

PORTLAND – For a relatively small state, Maine often boasts about its writing community, and in particular, the group of writers who seems drawn to create mysterious and sometimes terrifying stories. They seem to like nothing better than to tell a tall tale that involves the darker side of humanity and the crimes they commit. […]