Good Morning, August, from the Book Tuck Everlasting

Hawk’s Bill Crag in the Ozark Mountains In the above photo, you see a view of Hawk’s Bill Crag, which is in the Ozark Mountains. It is 38 miles from my house. While this is not the Alps, the Ozarks is a hilly-to-mountainous region, and in places, the terrain is downright steep. While Hawk’s Bill…

Autumn As A Symbol in Writing – Quotes about Autumn

Yesterday, I wrote about one of Tolkien’s short stories: Leaf by Niggle. https://x55.68c.myftpupload.com/leaf-by-niggle-a-short-story-by-j-r-r-tolkien-thoughts-about-the-worthiness-of-making-art/ Among other things, Leaf by Niggle is a story about a painter who senses an urgency within himself to complete something important before his time runs out. Recently, I have been putting the final polish on a picture book that I am…