Seeking Inspiration: A New Year Blessing

It’s late afternoon and the doors are open to the sunny day here on the mountain. Through the open portals, I can hear a soft breeze rustling through the trees that surround our cottage, the sighing voice punctuated now and again by the electric squawk of a male pheasant. He’s in the open field just…

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Cutting Words: The Challenge of Dividing a Manuscript

Cut it in half. That’s essentially what the New York agent said upon reviewing my current manuscript, “Eros and the Sacred Masculine.” After two years of writing and another year of editing, this wasn’t exactly the news I wanted to hear. Her professional opinion is that a large book will be a difficult sell because…

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Art and Soul: A Wellspring of Creativity

Last night at the dinner table, my partner was speaking about some French associates who had submitted their short movie to the Hawaii International Film Festival. With only 200 films chosen out of more than 1400 submissions, their film was not accepted, and my beloved was expounding upon the difficult process of having to reject…

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