Four Places to Get Your #LongReads

To be a better writer, you must read. It’s an adage everyone is familiar with, but nobody takes the time to follow. Unfortunately, the majority of online content that gets posted, shared and consumed isn’t longer than 500 words. Which is a pity, considering the Web offers so many choices for long form storytelling. There…

Five Independent Bookstores to Visit

I would be a liar if said I didn’t love my Kindle.  Sometimes you just need millions of books at your fingertips. However, nothing can really compare to the feel of walking into a real-life bookstore and experiencing the magic of being surrounded by so many books and fellow book lovers, and with so many…

The Role of the Boston Public Library in the 21st Century

The question “Where is your favorite spot in the city?” is a complete no-brainer for me. The answer will always be, “the Boston Public Library.” It has been there for me more than any sort of entity has been in the past three years (well, at least until nine o’clock). It’s where I spend my…

School Me On Dyslexia

A couple of days ago I had a class on story telling. The teacher was talking about how literacy, and the need for literacy, has grown over the past hundred years. A thousand years ago you were not required to know how to read to have credibility or to just simply be a human being….