This one goes out to the ones I love.

Elena Tucker
2 min readDec 31, 2021
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I don’t just write on Medium, I also read the articles of other writers here. And I would like to recommend four of my favorite writers. For this article, I have limited myself to four, but I will revisit the topic at a later date, and mention others.

I have mentioned Jon Scott before, and I will mention him again. No one, especially a person who often writes from the platform “The Manic Depressive’s Handbook,” should write with such a deft hand, creating a bubbly and effortless read, while so often, being funny — ridiculously funny. For me, reading Jon is a bit like listening to Mozart — there is a lightness of language that is pure pleasure. I enjoy reading his articles so much, I parcel them, saving them for when I’m having bad mental days. I save them for when my heart and mind are arid — when my beloved rains and the snows still don’t come.

And speaking of funny — check out Mark Starlin. Not only can he do funny — he can do funny in a short short form. Anyone who’s ever tried, knows how difficult this is. This man deserves a larger audience. Some are longer pieces, but he reminds us in the best way possible that brevity is the soul of wit.

Speaking of short form, from time to time, I write a poem. This does not make me a poet. Good poetry requires discipline way above my paygrade — but I do enjoy reading it. For poetry that…

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Elena Tucker

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.