Every word comes from the heart. How beautiful it is, after all, to have a quaking, sensitive, choosy heart. That is the best thing about a person. A person who does not know how to preserve his heart is unwise, because he is robbing himself of an endless source of sweet inexhaustible strength, a wealth that, if he wants to remain human , he will never be able to do without.

Quitting smoking is not easy. It sucks. There are some books out there (I won’t name names) that tell you they have an easy way to quit. Of course they sell millions of copies, but I think they are bunk. Quitting is hard. I read a book on quitting that claimed  there is no reason to smoke, that cigarettes don’t do anything for you. That’s bullshit. If that was true nobody would… Read More

“Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.”                                                        – W.H. Auden A lot of what I think about and write about, when I’m not working on fiction, is the art of creativity. How can a creative person make sure that the muse shows… Read More