Author Archives: Steve Hawkins

Choose Friends Who Choose You

By | 07/27/2017

During my formative years, I attended a community church with my family. Back then, I wasn’t interested in church. I grew up watching Wonderama on Sunday mornings, and the thought of sitting in a wooden pew for ninety minutes didn’t interest me. It wasn’t that I hated church; there simply wasn’t anyone at church who I could… Read More »

The Crucible of Writing

By | 02/20/2017

In her book, “The Writing Life,” Annie Dillard compared the process of starting a book with the survival technique a native American woman used to keep her and her baby alive during a brutal Antarctic winter. That winter, her entire village dies from starvation, and she and her baby were the sole survivors. After rummaging… Read More »