Congratulations to Esse Diem friend and partner Jennifer Blake Waggener for her essay’s acceptance into Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias: 101 Stories of Caregiving, Coping, and Compassion. Jennifer’s essay, “Fade to Black,” first appeared on her own private blog in 2006. She generously shared it with Esse Diem in… Read More Waggener Essay Published in “Chicken Soup” Series
It is with great pleasure that I introduce the first class of all-repeat writers for EOC! Each has written an essay for the project before; Anne Barnhill has the unique status of writing for her third year. Thank you for reading, and for helping to promote these fine writers. If you appreciate what we are… Read More Meet the Writers | Essays on Childhood 2013
“Syncronicity is: I was reading your blog the other evening when I was in Rome, and a few hours later, I decided to take a walk thru the streets (actually it was the wee hours of the morning) and I found this…” — Paul Corbit Brown, May 14, 2013 From http://www.paulcorbitbrown.com: Paul Corbit Brown has… Read More Esse. DIEM. Synchronicity.
Over the past year, I’ve become fascinated with stories about childhood encounters with animals. It started with Julian Martin’s description of his grandmother clubbing, skinning, and cooking a groundhog; since then, it seems everywhere I turn I hear great stories about courage, life and death, love and affection, loyalty and hearbreak connected to children and… Read More Essays on Childhood: Wild Things
I like to do a little recap at the end of the calendar year. This year, I am paring it down to two stats: The day with most views and the post new in that the year authored by me with most views. This year they are 2 different posts. I want to thank Essays… Read More Your World in a Bathtub: 2012
Yes, I sound a lot like your grandmother when I say this, but it is true: I am honored to have had each of the 17 submitted photographs in this little gavotte into sharing favorite books and poking some well-deserved fun at my own blogger image. Each one is unique, and witty, and well done.… Read More Drum Roll, Please! The Meme Winners Are…
My friend Doug Imbrogno is wicked smart, talented, and musical to boot. When he speaks, I listen. The other day he made the off-hand suggestion that I put together an “Esse Diem meme” – because it would be fun and because he likes the way it sounds when he says it out loud. That’s good… Read More Just for Fun: The Esse Diem Meme!