I remember the day that I first read Robert Frost's Mending Wall. That was when I first realized that fences have at least two purposes: they can either keep critters inside a fenced area, or they might serve to keep critters outside a fenced area. Ozarks...

I often say that my intuition is an integral part of my creative process, and I believe that memory is the well-spring of the intuition. For that reason, I am convinced that memory is every artist's greatest resource. For writers, the memory is certainly essential,...

I was 20-years-old when I first heard Cat Stevens sing On the Road to Find Out. I had left my home in rural Southeast Missouri two years before then, and I already thought that I had “found out.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycqEb8lfic0 On the Road to Find Out by Cat Stevens Well I...