This one is especially for those Star Trek nerds like me: For the rest of you… Continue reading Merry Christmas
Writing fiction can take you to some very strange places. I like to write about what fascinates me. Steve Almond says follow your obsessions: if you’re going to be married to a novel or a full length work for a year or so, it might as well be on something that really, really motivates you. What fascinates … Continue reading The Cosmic Wisdom of Sumerian Mystics
In the spiritual tradition I follow we talk sometimes about being a mirror for the people we meet, and also how the people we clash with are mirrors to the things we detest about our own selves. I’m prompted to write about this after a disturbing Facebook event. A woman I barely know, with whom … Continue reading You Are This, You Are That, You Always This and That: When People Think Who Know You, And They Don’t
I ran across an interesting article today in the New York Times about a new exhibition at the Rubin’s museum on Tibetan healing arts. The exhibit takes great pains to show the intricacies of the medical arts, even if they rely on what Western scientists would consider voodoo. The writer of the piece seemed quite … Continue reading Realms Intercepting
Do you love Italian gelato? Sparkling Prosecco? Books and fine literature? Oh, do I have the event for you! Laura and Joel (Caplan, owner of Cafe’ Gelatohhh and Italian ice cream chef extraordinaire) will be giving an informal meet and greet with sparkling Prosecco and delicious house-made organic gelato from Savannah’s own Cafe’ Gelatohhhh at Hattie’s Bookstore in … Continue reading Join me for First Friday, Brunswick at Hattie’s Bookstore
Even though I finished writing a complete and polished draft of my novel The Faithful Son, I’m still reading up a ton on Mesopotamian literature, especially Gilgamesh. I find that so much began with those Sumerian poems about that ancient Urukian King that regardless what I turn my thoughts to, it comes back to me … Continue reading More on Gilgamesh: Did Gilgamesh Kill Goddess Worship?
I hear this a lot: “What comes around goes around.” I love the saying, and I also love saying it. And I love saying, “Bad karma” and “That’s just karma, dude,” and what I really mean with that is, “you had it coming,” or “tough break,” or “it couldn’t be helped,” but like many people … Continue reading What Karma Is and What Karma Isn’t