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Make Time To Learn
In my last post on the feed, I posed the question as to what all of you were reading and went on to suggest that you might avail yourselves of some excellent volumes of poetry
Today, I wish to inquire as to what you are learning. For weather reading, composing, or viewing a didactic documentary, learning is at the heart of the writer's craft.
Now, to be sure, a great multitude of you are much younger than I. In this fact is your decided advantage. Your young minds are fluid for the retention of those copious reams of information that is often ingested. As I have begun my journey as a writer to ancient status, I must work all the harder to do what many of you take for granted. Your youth is a wonderful gift. Use it wisely and I may soon spy your work in the window dressing of Barnes and Nobel.
Being an amateur historian, I explore the past and that which will soon be the past. I just recently finished - for the second time - 'The White Plague' which is a history of 'consumption'. I am also working to finish a novel of Berlin's history during World War ll. I believe my next adventure will be a foray into the history of 'Cholera'. All of this effort is purely a labor of love. Of course, I must not omit my cadre of poetry books presently in the works.
Whatever you do throughout your busy lives, never neglect your learning years. What those days can return to you may be beyond your wildest expectations.
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