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Now That’s How You Do A Book Launch: Bohemian Manifesto Redux

By |May 6th, 2019|

I’ve never been one for crowds, cliques or entourages. Subsequently, I’ve never really been a part of a team that wasn’t a requirement for a school project, work assignment, community-organized event, or gym class. Being a part of a group or associated with a label, […]

Lotus Moment: Embrace Duality

By |March 25th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: Two years ago yesterday, I returned from my first — but hopefully not my last — trip to Paris. Not surprisingly, my Instagram reminded me of those days of hopping on an Icelandair plane and traveling to the City of Lights […]

Consider This Quote: William Sydney Porter

By |March 18th, 2019|

I’ll give you the whole secret to short story writing.
Here it is. Rule 1: Write stories that please yourself.
There is no Rule 2.
— William Sydney Porter (aka O. Henry), American short story writer, speaking of the storytelling genre he mastered like no other 

Lotus Moment: Looking Up Revisited

By |February 25th, 2019|

Why This Is Awesome: One of my first lotus moments here on the blog was of a ceiling fan in a local coffeehouse in my hometown of Indianapolis. I went there to read, write and people watch — you know, the typical coffeehouse behavior — […]

Consider This Quote: Rodin on The Thinker

By |February 17th, 2019|

Nature gives me my model, life and thought; the nostrils breathe, the heart beats, the lungs inhale,
the being thinks, and he feels and has pains and joys, ambitions, passions and emotions. These I must
express. What makes my Thinker think is that he thinks not only […]

Welcoming In The Year Of The Pig

By |February 4th, 2019|

It’s been a year or two since I’ve shared my plans, forecasts, resolutions, whatever you would like to call them, for the New Year. I’ve never liked creating resolutions in the traditional Western timeline because January is always a hectic time for everyone, and I’m […]

Remember This Quote: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

By |January 21st, 2019|

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done
you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights activist and orator

Steal This Quote: Frida Kahlo

By |December 31st, 2018|

I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.
— Frida Kahlo, Mexican artist, activist and feminist icon

Lotus Moment: Finding Holiday Joy

By |December 24th, 2018|

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why This Is Awesome: I’ve heard quite a few people lament about not feeling the spirit of the holidays lately. Whether it’s due to the political landscape, news of social injustice, financial stress, or just plain not feeling it, I think a number of people […]

Steal This Quote: Mary Lou Cook

By |December 3rd, 2018|

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun.
— Mary Lou Cook, American author, artist and activist