Dante’s Fire Escape: the passing of a great poet/publisher/artist/man

Poetry is a flower of an instant in eternity… Poetry can be heard at manhole covers, echoing up Dante’s fire escape. Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti passed away this week at the age of 101 years old. Ferlinghetti was a poet, publisher, painter, and co-founder of the very famous City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. He …

Art and Artifice

Art blazes from the soul. You are an artist. You express your art within your life. Your life’s work flows from the art of balancing creative, passionate anxiety. Art is not exclusive to artists, rather art is the creative expression of life. Living is an art. Art is life. Art is a lie that makes …

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 …

Where Heaven and Earth Touch

There are unusual locations where the barriers between this world and that of the metaphysical, or spiritual, are thin. Sensitive people can perceive the harmonic vibration between the two worlds. Celtic people call these “thin places”. Introduces and explores the Longmen Grotto in China.