Bookends, writers and inspirations Bookends. Writers. Inspirations. I pause at the end of the week and think about two people, two writers, bookends positioned on either side of me metaphorically as a writer. Offering support and keeping me upright, I am inspired. I sat across the table from a colleague in his 80s. He’s a ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!