Wednesday, March 09, 2011

A loving ode to my grandson.

Just thought I'd post this essay, which is now up on Grandparents.com.

There was a period when I made 75% of my living
and a very good living, at thatfrom such memoirs. But that was a long time ago, when my industry was very different from what it is today.

10 comments:

Cosmic Connie said...

Utterly beautiful, Steve. Whatever you do, never stop writing.

a/good/lysstener said...

Wow, that is such a touching, beautifully written story. It's a shame you can't write as many of those types of stories anymore. It's the reader's loss.

RevRon's Rants said...

Not many things can bring a tear to my eye, Steve. This piece did. Thank you.

Kathryn Price said...

Beautiful and poignant. The last line gets you in the gut. (Or it did me, anyway.) A wonderful piece.

Steve Salerno said...

Thank you to all who have commented here (and who may yet comment as the days go by). After much soul-searching (and bank statement analysis), I've actually accepted an offer of honest employment, at a pretty fair wage, so I'm trying to focus the balance of my literary energies on topics that "feel right" to me. That approach may take me far away from the founding mandate of this blog--or it may simply result in my covering these same topics through a different lens.

Whatever the case, again, I am (and will remain) grateful to all of you who've accompanied me on this oddball quest.

Dimension Skipper said...

A beautiful piece, indeed. Even if all you end up doing around here is to just occasionally post a link to works like this one it will be well worth it. In its own understated way this says as much or more about the shyster SHAMster crowd than all the usual anti-guru diatribes. True guided "self-help" comes from a place of sincere loving and caring that shines through above everything else.

Rational Thinking said...

Lovely piece, Steve. Thanks for posting it here - I'd never have found it otherwise.

And congratulations on your new employment - sounds pretty darn good to me, and I hope you enjoy it.

Cosmic Connie said...

Congratulations, Steve. As long as you keep writing, and, as DimSkip said, keep posting links to your writing, I'll be happy. And I hope your new gig is fulfilling. There's a lot to be said for a regular paycheck. I'm still rooting for another great book deal for you in the future too.

Yekaterina said...

Beautiful piece! Keep the links coming.

Debbie said...

Thank you for posting that link Steve. That is an absolutely beautiful article, that I can't wait to share with my family.

Congratulations on your new adventure. And, as others have said, please continue to post links to your writing. It's always a pleasure to read something you've written.