Building a Bookcase Is a Lot Like Writing a Paper

Photo by Jim LaBate

When my wife and I became engaged on New Year’s Day in 1984, I began to think about building a special wedding present for her. I figured I’d have plenty of time to get it ready before our July 28th wedding date. Unfortunately, the process took a lot longer than I thought, and I wasn’t able to deliver this special gift until Thanksgiving, almost four months late. The extra time was necessary, though, if…

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Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.