I have kept journals for almost 50 years now — every time I move, I question whether or not to keep the 17 bankers boxes that house these archives of mine! I’ve read almost every book on journal writing that has been available since 1975. I’ve also written copiously in most of the jobs I’ve had.

With a little help from my friends, I’m pulling down that pedestal and realize that I already am a writer and that I already do encourage and inform others in my own ways. Here are some of the ways I do so: