Monthly Archives: October 2014

A Book in the Hand: An Author’s Journey

The book is in the world!” Those were my words in an email to my dear friend in England two weeks ago, when several boxes of The Bones and Breath arrived on the doorstep of my little artist’s studio, my personal stash shipped from the printer. I’m not generally a photo happy kind of guy

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The Dawn Poems: Greeting the Day with Creativity

My days of writing poetry were a long time ago. Poetry is something that I have deeply enjoyed reading, especially in the last ten years—and lately, learning poems by heart as a ‘soul practice’—but I’ve not put my pen to writing poems on any sort of regular basis. In my college years and early twenties,

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Naked to the Gods: Meeting Poseidon Outside My Window

There’s an overtly masculine, hunky god outside my bedroom window. Here at my little writer’s studio in the Carmel Highlands, when I open the curtains in the morning, he is there gazing in at me. Most of the day he’s causally standing about, and when I draw the curtains at night, my little cottage aglow

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A Simple Supper: An Impromptu Risotto

I’m back in the kitchen. Mind you, l’espace cuisine in my little artist’s studio in coastal California is more like a sailboat’s galley. It’s decidedly a one-person space. The cooking alcove—which closes off behind folding wooden doors—does have a certain charm, and it feels very Old World to me. The impression is generated not only by

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