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In this final installment of his Waterfall of Sweet Dreams Memoir series, Richard Maxson leaves Hollywood to pursue new dreams imparted by an English professor.
The disenchantment of the acting life sends Richard Maxson toward the greater question of what will really bring him happiness.
Richard Maxson struggled to embrace his Hollywood dream of becoming an actor until he befriended a stray cat he named Bummer.
That is exactly how he thought of acting—as just another job. One day Richard Maxson looked up the number of Columbia Pictures Studios and made the call.
A young Richard Maxson takes off in the Jingle Jangle Morning of Bob Dylan’s “Tambourine Man” on a cross country road trip and into his own Tomorrowland.
The broad shoulders of a compact building donated by Andrew Carnegie rises from the bluffs of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. On its front: FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Rick Maxson and his family have lived many places, but their search for home ultimately led them to the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.
In our latest Memoir Notebook, Richard Maxson remembers his beloved German Shepherd Molly, in a tale of love, loss, and a band of thieves.
Is Emily Dickinson’s ‘I Started Early – Took My Dog’ really just about the sea? Or is it something more? This poem analysis argues for transcendence.
What do you do with the poem you cannot write? You follow it. Even if it never leaves the four square walls of your office cubicle. Join Richard Maxson for Poetry at Work.
Richard Maxson kept journals, wrote essays, and penned a couple of one-act plays, but never poetry.