At least three years ago, I wrote, quoting Thomas Wolfe, who said: "You Can Never Go Home Again," and in many ways that is true. But this weekend, I did risk trying to go back home for my 50th High School Reunion, and I discovered...

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,...