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  • Fist Bumping Into Thin Air In my dream last night, I was telling a friend that I had begun to see things as they really were, in a more sober, honest way. “Yes!” he said enthusiastically, extending his fist to meet mine so we could fist bump. “Yes,” I said, extending my fist to meet ...
  • No. My Magical Word for 2017 Readers, friends, writers, artists, As straightforward as I am, there’s so much more honesty and courage inside of me angling to get out.  Let 2017 be the year I pay even more attention to the tiniest of feelings – that whisper of “no” I often hear but override. Here are my Notes ...
  • Bonked on the Head by the Swamp Monster In the days since the election, since the great dismantling, I haven’t had a clue how to approach the business of selling my writing classes. At first it just felt too smarmy to put a picture of myself on Facebook with a note about the January 2017 teaching schedule. It ...

Upcoming Events

  • Slices of Nepal: Stories From the Kathmand Valley A writer’s retreat with my dear friend, Jeff Greenwald March 6-16, 2017. This 10-day adventure is pure cultural immersion with daily trips all around Kathmandu. We’ll sit with with artists, ...
  • Deep Travel Mexico A Journaling Retreat February 6-11, 2017 – Mexico. Come and spend 5 days and nights in the village of Yelapa on Mexico’s beloved Bay of Banderas. Enjoy a journaling retreat ...