Six Years

On February 21, 2014, in Anniversaries, Family, Healing, In Memoriam, Life, Surviving, by rsguthrie

Six means many different things to many people. To some it is the length of an engagement; to others, the lifespan of an entire marriage; to the lucky, perhaps, but six of fifty-six. Or seventy-six. Six can be a beginning or a lifetime. Often, it is the first day of first grade—a beginning into the […]


My 200th Post: One I Never Wanted To Write

                                                                                    Photo by Daniel Borris for The New York Times As my 200th blog post approached, I noticed the counter increasing: 195, 196, 197. Less than a week ago I wrote my 199th blog, to a stunning audience of around eight. Maybe ten. Okay, that’s not true; the site that day and since has had […]


Facing Death. The Hardest Part Of Life?

On March 1, 2013, in (or...), In Memoriam, Non-Writing-Related, Personal Experience, by rsguthrie

I lost a friend yesterday who really was like a brother to me. We used to joke around that we were soul brothers (even though we were as white as albacore tuna—okay, my friend, like my wife, was one of those olive-skinned sun worshipers, and used to get pretty darn dark-skinned). The point is, at […]


Did You Know? (John Hughes)

On January 19, 2013, in Celebrities, Famous Writers, Humor, In Memoriam, JOHN HUGHES, Movie Quotes, by rsguthrie

If I’m not THE biggest fan of John Hughes’ movies, I’m right up there on the list. Clint Eastwood is a genius in the art of creating fantastic cinematic masterpieces; Hughes was the genius of the 80’s version of teen angst (but even the current generation of teens relate to and quote his movies right […]


A Mother’s Birthday: A Writer Who Dreamed The Dream

On September 7, 2012, in Book Covers, In Memoriam, Past Writing, by rsguthrie

Today would have been my mother’s birthday. I believe she would have been 69. She died at 60 in the hospital after for the second time in life beating the odds against what she went in for (pneumonia), only to get a staph infection in the hospital that lead to a released clot to her […]


Shawshank Sunday: Novelists, Screenwriters, Movies, and Memorable Moments

On March 25, 2012, in In Memoriam, Just for Fun, Miscellaneous, Movie Quotes, by rsguthrie

No, this isn’t a blog about spending the sabbath in stir. It is, however, a blog about this writer making an admission. I admit it, I am a movie FANATIC. And there’s just nothing I love more than a classic movie line. I quote ’em. I wake up thinking about ’em. Anyone who knows me […]


Tap the Source: Writing from the Heart

On February 21, 2012, in In Memoriam, Writing Tips, by rsguthrie

Today is one of those days—you know the ones. The bad anniversaries. As humans we have this quaint habit of putting a date on everything so that we can remember it later. Wedding anniversaries top the list. Birthdays—the anniversary of our own birth into this big, wonderful world. New relationships have the lovestruck one week, […]


Howard Hopkins – In Memoriam

On February 8, 2012, in In Memoriam, Indie Authors, by rsguthrie

Howard Hopkins – In Memoriam A guest post by Beth Elisa-Harris Can we pause for a moment from our hectic, over-booked, fatigued, maxed-out, lives and remember what is really important? We lost one of our own this month – an author of many books, our friend Howard. I didn’t know him outside our literary circle. […]


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