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Rules of the Wise Professor

Posted by Ivana Segvic-Boudreaux on October 17, 2019 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

I once had a very wise professor who said the most important part of the writing process isn't the writing itself, but the editing. He would make us cut our first copy in half. When we were thrilled that we had actually done it, he made us do it once more--in half. It seemed impossible at first. Yet it wasn't. This was when, according to him, the true copy was coming to life.

I never forgot his lesson and use it to this day. Many of my former student...

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Remembering her Afterglow

Posted by Ivana Segvic-Boudreaux on September 13, 2019 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

When it comes to angels among us, they take on many forms. I imagine angels to be selfless, simple yet magnificent. And today, I imagine a sweet lady named Patricia S. Staron to finally be an angel in Heaven, as she was on earth. Given her humility, thoughtfulness and care toward others, it doesn’t surprise me that her obituary consists of the poem “Afterglow” and one sentence: “Patricia was born on November 29, 1941 and ...

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