Show and Tell

There’s a helpful technique writers use when telling a story called “show, don’t tell.” For example, I might write, There was a girl in the adjoining room. I’ve conveyed the facts, but nothing more. A more indirect way of expressing the same idea might be, John sensed he wasn’t alone even though the room appeared […]

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House of Bread: Defining Hesed

[Part Four:   House of Bread: The Road Less Traveled ] I’ve always appreciated people who tell it like it is, who have something to say and say it with honesty and courage. The folks who beat around the bush and try to dress their words carefully so they won’t come across as black and white but […]

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House of Bread: The Road Less Traveled

[Part Three:  House of Bread: To Stay or to Go ] In the 1960s, the free love movement came into its own. The movement actually began much earlier—societal shifts don’t happen overnight—with the new and improved child care methods of Dr. Benjamin Spock. Just as the empty promises of laundry detergent companies do nothing to improve […]

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