Art and Magic

Without magic, there is no art. Without art, there is no idealism. Without idealism, there is no integrity. Without integrity, there is only production. – Raymond Chandler A child’s world is lit by magic and filled with fantasy. The imaginary manifests like the wind – unseen but there nonetheless. Fanciful thoughts lead to imaginative creations. …

Manifest Happiness

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. – Leo Buscaglia Everyone can be a force for good in the world. Each day dozens of people …

Ancient Lunar Calendar

This is an excerpt from an article I wrote when I was managing editor of a monthly magazine in Hangzhou, China. It was the year 4705-4706 – Earth Rat year. Now twelve years later it is the year 4717- 4718 Metal Rat. The Rat Year begins the 12-year cycle. Let me just say tactfully that …

Artistic Vision

He realized more vividly than ever before, that art had two constants, two unending preoccupations: it is always meditating on death and it is always thereby creating life. –Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago The spark of life within us glimmers and shines, and occasionally adversity or blessing fans the spark into a bonfire. That animated nucleus …

Manifesting Creativity

Positive Light is the spiritual energy within us all. Stand in a positive light and illuminate the way forward for yourself and for others. The Opening sentence from my semi-autobiographical novella Positive Light. Today I am posting excerpts from the first five pages. “Opening a sacred interchange with the divine clarifies the spirit’s struggle for …

Manifest Your Inner Artist

“Art is standing with one hand extended into the Universe and one hand extended into the world, and letting ourselves be a conduit for passing energy.” Albert Einstein All creativity involves revealing one’s inner self to the world. The urge to create forces the artist to remove portions of their self-protective barriers. A connection must …