A brief explanation of why my wife and I have a Patreon account to support our creative efforts.
Join me on a walk through my neighborhood, and some thoughts about invisible people.
A look inside my head, and my heart, and finding the gaps within.
My gift to all of you writers out there. I hope you enjoy it!
The end of the longest-running HP series is upon us. Thanks to you all for keeping it real for the last ten years.
The last of this series about lessons taught, to me, by my father. Please join me one last time.
A final visit to the old front porch of the home I grew up in. Won't you join me for one more trip down Memory Lane?
You are running out of time to join us in the Mail Room. We welcome you. Grab some snacks and become a member of our select group of writers.
Take one last walk with me and my dogs, won't you? We would love to spend some time with you.
Don't worry if you miss the last few Mailbags. You can always thumb back and catch any of the other 395 or so.
The countdown continues as the longest-running HP series comes to an end.
A short story, or a short story with a message. I guess it depends on how receptive you are as you read it.
You have four more opportunities to join the cool kids in the Mail Room, so what are you waiting for? Who knows, you might learn something, or you might be able to share some knowledge with the rest of us.
You are running out of time to join our little group of writers. You are always welcome to read, to share your thoughts, or to just be a member of a really cool group.
It comes down to this: a willingness to change!
The countdown continues. You better hurry up if you want to be a part of the Mailbag experience. It ends soon.
Sometimes, the most important moments of our lives are totally random. Read on as I tell you about one of mine.
Welcome to the Mailbag, where we all learn something new about writing, and it doesn't cost a thing to join.
The countdown towards #400 continues. Won't you join us on one of the last Mailbags?
A story with a message, what I believe to be an important message. Thank you for taking the time to read this, as unpleasant as it may be for you.
Catch the Mailbag while you can. It won't be with us too much longer.
We are closing in on 400 installments of The Mailbag. It's the IN place to be, you know, if you are a writer. Won't you join us?
We would love to have you join us on a walk though our neighborhood. It will give us a chance to get to know each other a little bit better.
What's new in your writing world? Join us for a lively discussion about the art form we all love and practice.
A story about us all, we humans, being human, seeking to be human.
The Mailbag continues despite the best efforts to suppress it by the powers in charge. Won't you join us?
A layman's account of a total hip replacement surgery.
Join us for a discussion about the Fine Art of Writing. Ask questions, share answers and experience; we all learn in the Mail Room.
The Mailbag is back due to popular demand. Won't you join us for a lively discussion about writing?
A discussion about life, and death, and the end game for us all.
One last installment of the Mailbag, to say thanks!
Would you like to join me for a cyber walk with my two dogs? We would love it if you joined us on this crisp, lovely Fall day.
If you are a regular here in the Mailroom, thank you! If you are a newcomer, welcome.
We just keep rocking and rolling here in the Mail Room, and we are always pleased when you find the time to join us and partake in the conversation. Get comfy and let's talk about writing!
Join me on a reflective journey through life. I think many of you can relate to this reflection about my life.
We just keep on keeping on here in the Mail Room. Thanks for joining us. We hope you become a regular in our community of writers and poets.
Turn the page of the calendar, a new month, a new season, same old Mailbag. Won't you join us for a lively discussion about writing?
I would like to share what I have learned about what to say during difficult discussions with someone who is dying. What follows is my experience.
Welcome to Fall, and welcome to all of you. The Mailbag is for you, the writers of the world, and the poets, and just Creatives in general. We all benefit when we share our experience, strength, and hope.
Lessons learned a lifetime ago are still valid today. Join me on a trip back in time and a lesson I learned in 1963.
The Mailbag is a resource for all writers. Here we discuss writing. We ask questions, we answer them, and we give suggestions. Why would you not join us every Monday?
You can find us here, in the Mail Room, every Monday morning. Come join us, discuss the Art of Writing with us, and enjoy the company of some outstanding human beings.
Take a walk with us. Let's chat about life and love and all that is important in life. We would love it if you joined us.
The popular writing series continues; won't you join us for a lively discussion about writing?
We are back with a full Mailbag of questions about writing. Won't you join us in a lively discussion about the Art of Writing?
A short story about paying your dues in a rather unorthodox manner.
Summer fades, Fall soon to arrive, and the Mailbag just keeps on keeping on. Won't you join us?
What are you doing right now? Why not spend five minutes with us in the Mailroom? We have a lively discussion about the Art of Writing every Monday, and we would love to have you join us.
Take a trip back in time with me, to 1965, and a summer of adventure.
Join us, won't you, at the show that never ends, a place where the conversations are lively and all are welcome.
A story of one town's refusal to give up while facing overwhelming odds.
We have a full bag of questions today, so come on in, get comfortable, and share your thoughts with us about the fine Art of Writing.
I finally brought this story to a conclusion. It is a story of redemption, of second-chances, and making the most of those second-chances. I hope you enjoy!
The Mailbag is stuffed to the brim with great questions about writing, as it is every Monday. Won't you join us?
I am a huge fan of dogs. You'll discover that if you take a walk with me as I exercise my two dogs, Maggie and Toby. Won't you join us?
Join us for a lively discussion about the Art of Writing, and most likely a few tidbits about living life.
Do you know the answer to the riddle? Play along as you read this short story.
Come on in, take a load off your feet, and join us for a lively discussion about the Art of Writing.
What are you doing right now? Do you have a spare five minutes to sit down and talk about the Art of Writing with us all? We hope you'll join us.
Such an important less on I finally learned, and it only took me close to six decades to learn it.
It's a good day to be alive, and it's a good day for the Mailbag. Won't you join us for a lively discussion about the Art of Writing?
The conclusion to my short story. I hope you enjoy it!
Another Monday, another Mailbag! Join us for a lively discussion about writing.
Won't you join me for a little short story session? It won't take long, I promise. I hope to entertain you with it, and maybe make you think just a little bit during the entertainment.
Knock on the door to the Mail Room and come on in. We would love to have you join us for a lively discussion about writing.
Will you join me for a walk with my dogs? We had a surprise visitor, and I would love for you to meet her.
Welcome to the 7th Anniversary of The Mailbag! For seven years we have been coming together, weekly, to discuss the Art of Writing. Won't you join us on this, our anniversary day?
This is the place to be if you enjoy writing and want to learn something about the craft. Writers helping writers, that's what we are all about. Won't you join us?
I thought I would practice my craft with a short story. I hope you enjoy it.
If you want to know what other writers are thinking, or what they are doing, the Mail Room is the perfect place to hang out. Think of it as a clubhouse for writers. Won't you join us?
I would love it if you joined our little group for a lively discussion about writing. Just knock on the Mail Room door, say the secret password, and enter.
Wisdom from the 50's, delivered by Dale LeRoy Holland, my father. I'd like to share some of it with you in this article. Won't you join me?
Do you have a question about writing? The Mailbag is where we handle all questions, and share with each other our knowledge about the Art of Writing. Won't you join us?
April turns to May, summer approaches, the seasons change, but the Mailbag just keeps on keeping on. Won't you join us for a discussion about the Art of Writing?
We would love it if you joined us for a walk today. Slip on some comfortable shoes. The weather is gorgeous. Maggie, Toby, me and you, a walkabout Olympia. Are you ready?
Join us today! Give us five minutes of your time, and let's discuss this marvelous art form - writing!
Won't you join me on this beautiful April day while we discuss the fine Art of Writing?
We have a full Mailbag this week, filled with some fascinating questions. Won't you join us for a lively discussion about writing?
Join me for a lively discussion about economics and social status.
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter, one day late! Come join us for a lively discussion about writing.
We just keep on keeping on here in the Mail Room, the series that will not end, writers helping writers. Thanks for stopping by. Get comfortable and let's talk about the Art of Writing.
A tribute to those who died in a war they did not choose.
Happy Spring to you all! Won't you join me in the Mail Room? We would love to have you drop in for a chat about writing.
Learning about life through the wisdom of my dog! Won't you join us?
If it's Monday it must be time for the Mailbag! Won't you join us on this fine Spring day? We'd love to know what you know about writing.
Go back in time with me, back to the 60's, and some lessons I learned from one of the wisest men I've ever known - my dad!
Welcome to the Mailbag! Won't you join us for a lively discussion about the Art of Writing?
Happy March to you all! Join us in the Mail Room for a lively discussion about the Art of Writing!
Are you a writer? Would you like to tap into the knowledge of hundreds of other writers? Maybe you have a question about writing? If so, the Mailbag is for you.
A father's words to his son, seemingly meaningless small-talk at the time, but oh so meaningful years later.
As the snow falls in most of the U.S., let's take a break from it all and discuss the fine Art of Writing!
Happy Valentine's Day to you all, whenever that is. I lose track of holidays in the Mail Room. Too busy opening mail and responding to look at the calendar, I'm afraid; that plus time has no meaning to us writers. Join us for a lively discussion about writing, won't you?
Welcome to a new series of articles which will highlight some of the lessons I learned from the most influential person in my long life.
Welcome to February, 2021! Won't you join us for a lively discussion about the Art of Writing?
Won't you join us for a lovely winter walkabout? We'd love it if you did.
Welcome to the last week of January, 2021, and welcome to the Writer's Mailbag. Pull up a seat and get comfortable. You are always encouraged to join us for a lively discussion about the Art of Writing.
A look at opportunities way back when, compared to opportunities today. How far have we advanced as a society in our search for the American Dream?
We have a big Mailbag today, filled with great questions about the Art of Writing. We would love it if you joined us and shared your thoughts on some great questions.
We have a short Mailbag this week, so join us for a quick five minute jaunt through the Art of Writing.
Take a trip with me back to 1960, a young couple, disaster strikes, and the similarities I see today, sixty years later.
The first Mailbag of 2021. Won't you join us for a lively discussion on the Art of Writing?
In praise of, and thanks for, the creative writers and poets among us.
A different Mailbag today, a message for all of you writers: God Bless the Storytellers!
A new idea is gaining momentum in city planning, the 15-Minute City, which seeks to improve access to essential services for all residents.
Another week, another installment of the Writer's Mailbag, 340 and counting. Won't you join us?
What say you? Are you ready to take as stroll with me and my dogs? I promise good company, at least from the dogs, and a little exercise for us all. Come on, it will be fun!
The Mailbag is something you can count on during these troubling times. You ask, I answer, and we all learn about the Art of Writing. Won't you join us?
There is no prize awaiting you for taking part in this challenge, but it is an opportunity for you to spread your wings and fly artistically!
Questions and answers and discussions about the Art of Writing . . . won't you join us today?
Written in appreciation for all of those who bring music to us.
November fades, December beckons, the landscape changes, life goes on, and writers transcribe it all, for us, a journal of life. Come join us while we discuss the fine Art of Writing.
Healthier soil and less labor—what is there not to love about no-tilling gardening? Read on to learn some tips and tricks for this marvelous method of gardening.
In a turbulent world, isn't it nice to know there are some things which stay the same? That's what the Mailbag does, it gives you quality information about writing every single week. Won't you join us?
A lesson in DIY from long ago!
Are you ready for some riveting conversation about the Art of Writing? Grab a chair, grab a donut, and let's get started!
It's pretty cool, really. I have two dogs who continually teach me lessons about human life. Let me share a few with you in this article.
How about a break from the political madness? Join us in the Mail Room, and let's talk about creativity and muses and all things writing!
Today we are going to reflect upon the economy of 1968 and compare it to today. Should be fun, eh? Join me for a little time travel.
Happy November to you all! Let's get this month started on the right foot with an installment of the Mailbag. Come on in, grab a seat, and let's talk about the Art of Writing.
Let's take a look at capitalism, and see if we can all agree there is a rather large problem coming down the road.
If it's Monday, which it is, then it must be time for another installment of The Mailbag! Won't you join us for a lively discussion about the Art of Writing?
Let's chat about media veracity, shall we? Just a word of two about snake oil salesmen and the people who buy that particular product.
I'm back and inviting you to join us for five, maybe ten minutes, while we discuss the Art of Writing. Pull up a chair and let's chat as friends do.
Step into my time machine and let's talk about life, then and now.
If it's Monday it must be time for the Mailbag. Won't you join us? We'd love to hear what you have to say about the Art of Writing.
Take time out from your busy schedule and walk with me and my dogs. We have a life to live, and we'd love to share it with you.
How are you all doing this fine morning? How would you like to join me for a discussion about the Art of Writing? Pull up a chair and let's get started.
Today we will look to the past, with an eye on the present, and see if we can find some similarities. Won't you join me?
October is right around the corner. The seasons change, the years change, we change - but the Mailbags stays the same. Won't you join us today, and every Monday, but a discussion about the Art of Writing?
Are you up for a challenge? How about limbering up your writing muscles with this writing prompt?
Goodbye Summer, hello Fall, and welcome back to the Mailbag!
A sneak peek at the northwest corner of the United States!
What would it be like to know all of your neighbors, to help them, to interact with them on a daily basis? It would be like the neighborhood I grew up in. Join me and we'll go back to that old neighborhood.
Whatcha doing right now? How about you take five minutes out of your busy day and join us in the Mail Room? We would love to have your input about the Art of Writing. We even have a virtual donut for you!
A look back at my youth and the lessons learned about taking responsibility.
Happy September from the Mail Room! Do you have time to spend five minutes with us while we talk about writing?
Step into my time machine, won't you? We have a lovely walk planned today, a walk spanning nearly seventy years, and we'd love it if you joined us.
Welcome to the Mail Room! Donuts are ready for ya. Grab a chair, sit yourself on down, and let's learn about the Craft of Writing.
Reflections on the hopelessness, and helplessness, so many people feel.
Most of the time, our questions are about writing, but today we are leaning more towards questions about life. Won't you join us for a lively discussion today?
Do you have what it takes to take up this writing challenge? Let's see!
We have a full bag of mail today, friends, so sit down, grab a maple bar, and let's get to it.
Join us today for a talk about personal freedoms. I'm sure you'll find it interesting, and I'd love to hear what you have to say about it. Besides, it's just nice walking with Maggie and Toby, you know?
We have some pretty cool questions this week, and we would love it if you joined us for our discussion. Just walk on in, grab a virtual doughnut, and share your thoughts with us.
Turbulent times right now. So many things changing in our lives. It's nice to know we can count on the Mailbag, week in and week out. Won't you join us for a lively discussion about the Art of Writing?
Pretty serious topic to discuss on our walk today. I hope you don't mind, but the unspoken only has power if left in the shadows.
Six years? Is that possible? We've been opening mail from writers for six years? Holy cow! We would love it if you joined us. We all learn from each other, we all share the work, we all benefit...kind of like a commune of writers.
Are you ready for a little time travel back in time? I think you'll find the voyage interesting. Won't you join me?
Happy July 20th from the Mail Room! Come on in and join us for a lively discussion about writing and about life.
Weeks come, weeks go, but the Mailbag is always present, and you are invited to join us for a lively discussion about writing.
What do you say? Feel like going for a walk with me and Toby? We'd love to have you join us.
The 4th is gone. Now all we have to celebrate is life itself. Come join us in the Mail Room. We'll talk about writing and support each other along the path of life.
Anyone interested in writing is welcome to the Mail Room. I've got donuts waiting if you're hungry, and I've got answers if you're inquisitive. Come, come, sit down.
Do you have time for a walk around the neighborhood? We would love it if you joined us.
Shhh! We have this secret clubhouse for writers. Would you like to join us? Just say the code word and we'll allow you entrance. What say you? You don't know the code word?
Sit yourself down and let's talk about life. I'll tell you a story and then you can add your two-cents worth, and we'll do it all in a spirit of respect.
We meet every Monday in the Mail Room. We'd love it if you joined us for a riveting and rousing conversation about writing.
Let's sit down and discuss racism, as I remember it, from fifty years ago. I think you might find it to be a fascinating conversation.
The door is open! Come on in, grab a seat, and let's talk about the Art of Writing for a little while.
What are you doing for the next five minutes? Pull up a chair and join us as we discuss the Art of Writing.
Join me as we take a trip back in time, circa 1960, a simpler time, perhaps, and yet complicated lessons about life were learned, lessons which are still applicable today.
We've got mail! Drop by the Mail Room, and let's learn about writing together.
Me and the dogs, we would love it if you joined us on a walk around the neighborhood. It will give us a chance to know each other a little better, you know?
As long as you have questions about writing, the Mailbag will continue. Thanks for joining us once again. Come on in, get comfortable, and let's learn about writing together.
Join me on the front porch of a post-WW2 home in Tacoma, Washington. We'll learn about life together.
We've got a full bag of mail this week. Join us for a few minutes and share your thoughts about some interesting topics.
Virus or no virus, the mail must be delivered. Stop in and join us today; bring your mask and gloves if you have a hankerin'. We'd love to visit with you.
You have an open invitation to join us any old time you have a hankerin' for some good company and lively conversation.
Do a few stretching exercises, loosen up your limbs, and then tackle this latest challenge/prompt. You just might like it if you do.
We don't do social distancing in the Mail Room, so crowd on in here and let's talk about writing.
Come take a walk with me and my two dogs. We would love to have your company as we walk through life.
Happy Day After Easter! Come on into the Mail Room and let's learn from each other. Sorry, I don't have any Peeps for you.
What are you doing for the next ten minutes? We would love it if you joined us in the Mail Room for a discussion about writing. I even brought donuts!
A lot of things in our world have changed lately, but the Mailbag remains the same. Won't you join us?
We are walking in the city now. Won't you join us? A walk might do you some good, don't you think?
The Mail Room is virus free, so won't you join us for another discussion about writing and the Arts? We have donuts!!!!!
We made it! #300 is hot of the press. Won't you join us for some scintillating discussions about the Art of Writing?
Slip on some fleece and join us for a late-winter's walk.
Grab a doughnut, grab a seat, and let's learn about writing together. Sound good to you? Or you can grab a donut if you enjoy slang. We don't much care in the Mail Room.
I think you should write a memoir. Why? Read on to find out.
What are you doing right now? How about spending ten minutes with us in the Mail Room? You just might learn something about writing that you didn't know before. An added bonus: we're pretty cool cats!
What say you? Are you up for a challenge? Let's see what your muse thinks of this one.
We have a short one today. I promise it won't take much of your time, so why not join us in the Mail Room for some stimulating conversation about the Art of Writing?
Come join us on a reflective walk along the farm. We would love it if you joined us and shared your thoughts about life.
We have a lot to discuss today, and I'd hate for you to miss out.Come on in and let's help each other!
Has your muse gone on vacation? Maybe this prompt/challenge will bring that creative genius back. Give it a try! It's all for fun and inspiration.
We've got room for you. Just squeeze in by Bob over in the corner of the Mail Room. Grab a cup of coffee, a maple bar if you want, and join us in discussing the Beautiful Art of Writing.
Another walk, another reflection about life. Won't you join us?
We always have room for you in the Mail Room.Won't you join us?
There really aren't any rules to this challenge...it is simply presented as a prompt for the creative writers out there. Have fun!
What are you doing for the next five minutes? Won't you join us in the Mail Room to discuss the Art of Writing?
A lovely winter's day, freshly-fallen snow, and the company of two loyal canines . . . won't you join us?
What fun we have here in the Mail Room. Won't you join us? Writers of all genres are welcome.
Are you suffering from a little writer's block? Maybe these prompts will help you.
What are you doing for the next ten minutes? Won't you join us in the Mail Room while we discuss the Art of Writing? We would love to have you with us.
Let's get 2020 started on the right foot with our 290th installment of the Writer's Mailbag. You are all invited to join us as we discuss the fine Art of Writing.
What are you doing right now? How about joining me and my dogs for a short walk down a country road? Let's get to know each other in a time-honored fashion.
The last Mailbag of 2019....how about making a resolution to become part of our Mail Room community in 2020? We would love to have you join us!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Mail Room. Stop on by; we have virtual cookies and hot chocolate for you.
We would love it if you joined us, me and my dogs, walking down a country road. It's all about life and love, this journey, and there's always room for you.