My Blog

The Power of Imagination

As I wrote in my previous post, I want to share a selection of books that have, in the words of Ursula Le Guin, been my “guide to the country we’re visiting.” Here is another:   Over 15 years ago, I picked up The Encyclopedia of Things That Never Were by Michael...

read more

Literature Is A Guide To Living

“The reason literacy is important is that literature is the operating instructions. The best manual we have. The most useful guide to the country we’re visiting, life.” - Ursula Le Guin   We all have stories--in books, and in our heads. Stories have the power to...

read more

Taking a Step Without Feet

“There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” – Jessica Hatchigan   The concept of letting go can be misunderstood, misinterpreted. Jessica Hatchigan’s quote is critical for anyone seeking for a way through difficult times (or just through...

read more

The Artist’s Struggle for Integrity

You may agree or agree to disagree with what James Baldwin has to say in this link below, as you may agree or agree to disagree with what The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes has to say, but none the less, this is what a Spiritual Life asks of oneself. Please feel...

read more

Holding a Hand, Chaining a Soul

My father kept this newspaper clipping taped up in his shop. It always made me stop and think and wonder if my father had learned these things. After he closed down his shop, I laminated it with scotch tape and have managed to keep it for decades. I hadn't seen it in...

read more

Suicide Note #16: The Fifth Noble Truth

This is an excerpt from the sixteenth note in my book, The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes. I would love to hear what you think, in comments.   The audio version of The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes is available for download from...

read more

Inspiration

It takes effort and focus to keep our attention on the things that truly matter. Love. Friendship. Life. Small blessings. The changing of the seasons (it's spring here in New York, so I'm feeling especially grateful for that!). The opportunity to make a difference in...

read more

My Book

advertisement

Download A Free Excerpt

 

Subscribe to get a sneak peek of my new novel, The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes.

You'll also receive periodic updates from me about the launch of the book.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Download A Free Excerpt

 

Subscribe to get a sneak peek of my new novel, The Little Black Book of Suicide Notes.

You have Successfully Subscribed!