Edited by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 After seeing most of the United States, I shipped out for overseas, landing in Scotland, of which we were trucked down to Southampton, England, and entered our barracks near a British Camp. We spent three months there before shipping out – crossing the English Channel in pontoon boats, … Continue reading Peter Binotto Sr. – WWII Memoir -In His Own Words
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.
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
by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 Howard Sochurek—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images I must admit, I took the other road than he.More trod perhaps, more free,Of bramble, brush, and tangled ivy poetry.But, still I managed to get lost,(Lost time an extra cost).The path drew off to the left, then right, crisscrossed.Now straight-away I stood toe … Continue reading The Road Taken
by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 (Christophe Ena/Associated Press) Our Lady, Oh, Holy Name, Standing firm, with heart aflame, Beneath the Cross, did you remain. Oh, Rock of Ages, lifted high above the Seine, Pierced and broken, piercing spire. What Our Lord would require, Simeon, of the hour, did foretell, “A sword will pierce your … Continue reading Notre Dame
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
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