The Heart’s Memory

He was still too young to know that the heart’s memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good, and that thanks to this artifice we manage to endure the burden of the past. – Gabriel García Márquez Our perceptions of memories change over time. Some events have great significance attached to them in the present …

The Stories We Tell

All great literature is one of two stories; a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town– Leo Tolstoy We are storytelling animals. The worlds we create begin as storylines – what if I do this, then she’ll do that, or when he did that what did he mean, and so on. …

My Three Hundredth Post

In order to write about life first you must live it.– Ernest Hemingway To celebrate, I am happy to announce the national publication Poetry Quarterly will publish one of my poems in their upcoming edition. The poem is one of my neotranscendentalist poems about nature. This injection of good news was just the soul-vitamin I needed. …

In Remembrance of John Lennon

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality. – John Lennon It was forty years ago today that John Lennon was murdered outside his home, in front of his wife. John was just forty years old. He was shot in the back four times by a madman …

Passion Vitalizes Art: A Poem

Spark the soul’s hearth with courageous fervor The glory of glories does not respond to gentle entreaties The wellspring of creation is unreachable to sober pleas Awakened imagination generates ecstatic abandonment Through art we re-unite with Creation Initiation slithers from fingertipsGlowing vitalitySparkling originalityFrom blankness comes the reflection Transforming the emptiness Through sincere devotion Unquestioned desireUnquenchable …

The Infinite Now

Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past. – James Joyce For the past month, I have been editing a new novel. To write a novel you have to deal with characterization – where a writer “reveals the personality of the character”. But a terrific amount of creative alchemy …

Make Your Soul Grow

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it. – Kurt Vonnegut I normally spend part of each morning and evening reading, browsing through interesting facts, articles, and images. At various times during the rest of the day, I create things. I write, …

My Book’s New Cover

I redesigned the cover of my book – Unboxing Your Soul. We are all wandering timelessly through paradise. Unboxing your soul reveals who you truly are. After a miraculous epiphany changed my life forever, I wanted to share what manifested in my life after I unboxed my soul. I hope by reading this book you …

Your True Colors

Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration like music; everything is vibration. – Marc Chagall They say red is the color of passion, but if you are not careful you can get caught red-handed. Green is the color of nature but also envy. People sometimes get …