Through the Eyes of Combat Correspondents

History’s most famous war correspondent, Ernie Pyle was not an enlisted man, instead reporting for Scripps-Howard newspaper chain.  He wrote not from the perspective of generals and leaders of nations, but from that of the private and sergeant on the frontlines of Sicily, Italy, France, and North Africa.  His words mirrored what resided in the […]

Speaking With Young Writers

This morning I had the honor and pleasure of talking with a group from Mrs. Wendy McClure’s fifth-grade writing class at Meadow Lands Elementary School. Each month she selects not the students who write the best, but those who made the most effort.  Their reward is a special lunch with their teachers and the teaching […]