Hello readers,

Charles Dickens wrote: "Spring is the time of year when it is summer in the sun and winter in the shade." With today's climate unpredictability - this quote broadens in meaning.

We can all agree that spring is for renewal and changes. And as I've said in the past, life will always provide you with new topics that you can pursue and accomplish with the right attitude and optimism. Think on the issues, act on your heart - and you can overcome most anything.

Along with an update to my 'time out' and 'on living' sections below, I would also like to mention my new book 'Recollections of a Journalist' which will be available for online purchase very soon! Stay tuned - or send me an email with your interest and I will notify you of its availability!

Have a great season and don't forget to write me with your thoughts.

Please feel free to contact me at Jbehrens13323@gmail.com.

- Jack

About the Author:

A nationally known award-winning columnist with the Associated Press and a number of newspapers, Jack has written 21 books including a 1976 best seller Typewriter Guerillas (Nelson Hall). He collaborated with Roots author Alex Haley on a magazine writing textbook, and joined Tom Clancy and James Michener in discussions about writing in classes from the Far East to Central New York. Over his 55 years of editorial work, he wrote more than 15,000 articles for such periodicals as Harvard's Nieman Reports, Writer's Digest, Mankind, National Observer, Business Journal, and hundreds of others. He was a correspondent for Pacific Stars & Stripes in 1957-58.

Copyright - John Behrens - 2018