Here’s the thing about writing a memoir — it’s extremely challenging. When working in the captivating land of memory, emotions, and time … how could it be otherwise? There is much to write about, yet, paradoxically, there is little to write about. As writers, we have to tease out milestones, memorable dialogue, fading landscapes sketched […]

Still Connected

Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio, glad you could drop by. There are mysteries and then there are Mysteries. Some show up in books or tucked within television programs, but some are as fundamental (and as powerful) as our very next breath. Certainly, most of us try to sort and sift through the big questions–deep and profound–and […]

Emotionally Harrowing

Welcome, Richard, to SunnyRoomStudio. It’s great to be talking with you about your forthcoming memoir: Shepherd. Looks like the reviews are strongly tipped in your favor; congratulations! One never knows how the written word will be received by the external world; it’s a great act of courage to publish a book. I especially liked this […]

Summer Sun (7)

Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio and the Summer Sun series — this is the final post in this series, ending with Lucky 7, of course.  We’ve covered some interesting ground since June 8th: summer as a kid (how to rekindle that feeling); focusing on your spiritual dimension when dealing with people from your past; the seasons […]

Memory Collector

Memories.  I’m fascinated by them.  What remains, what vanishes, what is sketchy, yet, poignant.  And February 10th, being my son’s birthday (Matthew would have been 32), my memories are speaking to me in many ways.  In fact, I realized, that in terms of life themes (this is the 4th and final blog post of the […]