Before I jump into this month’s book, I want to take a moment to celebrate a dear family member we lost on Memorial Day. Great Uncle George was an inspiration to so many, and it is fitting that he left us on a holiday meant to remember those who died while serving this country. He […]
I’m so, so honored to have placed first in the creative nonfiction category in Still: The Journal’s annual writing contest! Read the full essay here. Also be sure to check out the other amazing pieces. My friend Natalie Sypolt won first in fiction, and the winning poem is incredible. In addition, the amazing Meg Wilson (who […]
Here’s a fantastic video about my Great Uncle George and the Erwin Nine. s&s erwin 9 from john becker on Vimeo.
A repost from Inkblot Editing. Since Wednesday is Veterans Day, we want to remember those who have bravely served our country. Sometimes writing about war experiences helps veterans better understand what they went through. For instance, Rachel’s great uncle George Hatcher (who turned ninety-five this year!) served during World War II. His plane, the poetically named Delayed […]