Fishing the Holy Waters


by Paul C. Binotto © 2019: (photo courtesy Lisa Binotto) A perfect place for starters,Is fishing in the shallows close at hand;Along the shores in holy waters;Before putting out into the deep, for man.


Redeye Over Boston


by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 Courtesy Google Maps Boston Harbor, plump old daughter of the Revolution, exhaustedBut content from the rigors of a tightly bobby-pinned, puritanical day,Sits stuffed in her bath. Her fleshy legs and heels propped, straddling the edges of the tub. Buoyant breasts and hips, gently bobbing above the water's surface,She silently contemplates, … Continue reading Redeye Over Boston

On Writing Professionally

by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 Interestingly, Dr. Zinsser chooses the first few sentences of his book, On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to Writing Nonfiction, to introduce the reader to renowned author of Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web, E.B.White.  Or, at least to the famous photograph taken by Jill Krementz of … Continue reading On Writing Professionally

John Lennon, Professional Writer

by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 Categories and fields of professional writing are wide and varied, and can even encompass lyric writing. The most successful professional writer's will closely adhere in their writing, even if unwittingly so, to a variation of the time-tested classic "Schramm's Model" shown below, that diagrams the quintessential formula for all … Continue reading John Lennon, Professional Writer