Bibliophile: The History of Writing with Robin Van Auken
May13

Bibliophile: The History of Writing with Robin Van Auken

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author   My husband, Lance, enjoys giving gifts.He fins amazing gifts, imaginative presents with meaning and symbolism. For example, when we purchased our lovely house on the river, he knew we had traded in our dream to live on a boat and sail far away. Okay, my dream. He mounted our ship’s bell—one he ordered for us with the name “Tangent” cast on it (my dream boat’s...

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Bibliophile: Mary Woods’ Change of Heart
Apr29

Bibliophile: Mary Woods’ Change of Heart

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Mary Woods is an artist, a poet, and the author of “The Heart of the Matter,” which guides the reader to becoming wholeheartedly happy. I know Mary through her service work with Beloved Community Council and Heart of Williamsport. We’ve worked on the HoW project for three years, and it’s amazing to see the change of heart she’s experienced as the project assistant....

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Bibliophile: Horsetalk with Robin Van Auken
Apr22

Bibliophile: Horsetalk with Robin Van Auken

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Today, I’m talking horses. Our son invited us to visit for the weekend, and join him and his sweetheart at the Charles Town Races in West Virginia. I’m a huge fan of horses, and the racetrack is attached to a casino, of which I’m not a huge fan. I abhor casinos. It’s not the gambling, which I don’t partake, but the fact that these are massive, noisy, stinky...

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Bibliophile: Honoring the Story with Janice Ogurcak
Apr15

Bibliophile: Honoring the Story with Janice Ogurcak

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Janice Ogurcak is the Director of Public Programming and Outreach at the World of Little League Museum. This museum is to Little League what the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is to Major League Baseball. Its filled with significant artifacts that range from serious to frivolous. There is a piece torn from the Berlin Wall when it fell, the badge of a fireman who perished in the...

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Bibliophile: Retreat to Write with Robin Van Auken
Apr08

Bibliophile: Retreat to Write with Robin Van Auken

By Robin Van Auken The Wholehearted Author Spring is supposed to be here, but I live in northcentral Pennsylvania, and it’s slow coming. We’ve had several snow storms in the past few weeks, but the ground is too warm for it to stick around. Then we  endured rain and high winds. I believe the temperatures are rising next week to the 60s, so I’m itching for a writer’s retreat. I like to go on solo writing...

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