Chasing the external

                         "O seeker, know that the path to Truth is within you" -Sufi Sheikh Badrutdin   The chase is on   I don't get is sometimes. All this chasing the external. Chasing clicks, likes, sales, external validation. I just don't. There isn't anything of... Continue Reading →

Reading for fun again

Read Me for fun again I have been reading a lot recently. However, I was not reading for fun or relaxation. I've been reading page after page devoted to helping me understand my mind and the path I allowed it to take. That path led to mental, spiritual and physical delusion. It was an incredibly... Continue Reading →

More leave ins for the mind

I think of my journals, my sketchbooks of the mind, as both landing spots and launching pads for thoughts. The pages are book marks for storing mental energy. These bits of mental energy have been stored on my journal pages for a bit now. They landed from my mind and are ready to be launched... Continue Reading →

Resisting the New Year-Again!

New Year's Day at six in the morning. No, this isn't one of those posts written to celebrate and commemorate. One of those posts that looks ahead, looks back. One that includes a top ten list, the best of, the worst of this or that. This then, is actually a repost from this day one... Continue Reading →

Why am I doing this?

  Always open for business  I feel like I’ve hit a wall. Not creatively. That doesn’t really happen to me. As I say repeatedly, I do most of my writing away from this keyboard. In fact, I have spent the last two days “writing" the next story for my Altonstreet & Philpatrick series. These stories... Continue Reading →

Is this fiction?

    Is this fiction? "Is this fiction?" But he wasn't asking me. The young man checking me out at Von's on the campus of Purdue University had asked his colleague if my purchase, Don Quixote, was fiction. With the category clarified, he returned to face me with an apology along the lines that he... Continue Reading →

The Mind Garden

          As I promised in my first post, this is not a quick path to writing a bestseller. Before I go on, I cannot help but tell everyone that I just received a commitment for a blurb for Tripio from retired Starbucks President, Howard Behar. http://howardbehar.com/       As an author who has written a novel of historical... Continue Reading →

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