For Isaac

For Isaac

By Brian Panowich Two of the most popular questions I get asked at events and lectures, which are mostly virtual these days, is “Who are some of my biggest influences?” and “When did writing become something I knew I wanted to do for a living?” There are many ways to...
‘It Ain’t About the Diamonds’

‘It Ain’t About the Diamonds’

By Brian Panowich I’m no Shakespeare. Not even close. I’m no Pablo Neruda or Emily Brontë, or even Nicholas Sparks for that matter. I’m not even Andrew Lincoln’s beloved character, Mark, from the iconic film Love Actually, with his scene-stealing posterboard signs...
We Need Art More Than Ever

We Need Art More Than Ever

By Brian Panowich I worry about the artist. Maybe because I am one, but mainly because art in all its forms has taken a back seat lately to pain, politics and world-wide strife. The painters who have been reduced to showing their work online as opposed to gallery...
The Gifts of 2020

The Gifts of 2020

By Brian Panowich The year 2020. It has definitely been one for the books. I cannot remember another more tumultuous time in my life, in the lives of my family and friends, or possibly in the world itself. I’ve seen and experienced the entire gamut of emotion and have...
“A Tale of Tenacity—Vol 2.”

“A Tale of Tenacity—Vol 2.”

By Brian Panowich I can still remember the phone call I received from my oldest and dearest friend, David Kernaghan, to tell me about his symptoms. I’d gotten used to getting phone calls from David about all his various injuries throughout the years. He’d always been...