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Miracles Can Happen: Update on Ginger

August 19, 2012


Today seems like a good time to give you an update on dear Lhasa Apso, Ginger for those of you who had read some of my posts in June about her illness. I wish I was a better photographer, so I could show the transformation of our little dog Ginger from June to July to […]

Creating an Enchanted Oasis in a World Where Violence Too Often Occurs

July 20, 2012


I had planned to share a post on symbols of enchantment today, but with the latest tragic gun violence in Colorado last night, it seemed appropriate to talk about the challenges of daring to live an enchanting life when we live in a world that is filled with injustice, tragedy, and senseless actions of the few that […]

Energy Booster for Writers

May 10, 2012


This is the final post in my current series of blogs about taking the brakes off of your personal energy and innate goodness. Today, I am sharing ideas about why it matters for writers to understand our personal energy, and to be aware of the type of energy that we’re putting into our writing. Nowadays, most of us are […]

Novel Excerpt Monday

May 7, 2012


Last week, I offered up an excerpt from the opening of the book.  This week, I wanted to share a poem/song that comes near the end of the second chapter called The Chant of the House of Verdish. I’m also including an audio of the piano music that goes along with this.  I’m not much of […]

Course Corrections in the Stories We Write

March 21, 2012


Yesterday I wrote about the elixirs of a good life that I’m teaching my sons, this year, which are Blossoming – finding the ability to evolve, and in some sense be reborn every day to the gift of a new day Cooling – knowing when to cool down and calm our passions and energies Warming – […]

Recommendation for The Way by Emilio Estevez, Starring Martin Sheen

March 17, 2012


Last night while I was looking at Blockbuster for a movie to rent this weekend, I came across an Indie film written and directed by Emilio Estevez called The Way, starring Martin Sheen.  After watching it today, I am so glad that I took a chance on this film. The Way was filmed entirely in France […]

Your Most Important Resource as a Writer

February 28, 2012


What would you say is your most important resource as a writer? We writers come from every type of background imaginable — rich, poor, middle class, rural, urban, suburban, European, American, Chinese, African, Australian, well-loved, disregarded, respected, disrespected, great childhood, horrible childhood, great life experiences, miserable life experiences, leaders, followers, idealists, nihilists.  We’re all uniquely blended. What […]