Jack, great article! Thanks for sharing part of your journey, and I’m so sorry about the unfortunate part of your mother’s legacy. I guess for me anything becomes work if its drudgery, which writing is not. There’s a certain amount of work involved in play. If you have friends over for dinner you’re playing, but you need to cook the dinner first. If I want my writing to be any good, I need to refine, rewrite and work at it. Even playing with the grandkids has a certain element of work to it, hence the cliche, “Glad to see them come, glad to see them go.” So its a mixed bag.

Written by

Writer, editor, publisher, journalist, author, columnist, believer in enjoying my journey and helping other people enjoy theirs. bknicholson@att.net

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store