Monthly Archives: February 2014

George Eliot and I

I am reading a marvelous book about the marvelous book, MIDDLEMARCH. MIDDLEMARCH was thrust into my hands in my late 20s when I was becoming disillusioned with my own life and the choices I made. Something in the book sent … Continue reading

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White Crane at Fishing Pond (Meiiji Shrine)

The bird poses beyond our reach Beyond even the reach of the artist. The bird presents a picture that flies away should capture be our plan even on paper. While crane stands apart, carp swim up beseechingly. We bring no … Continue reading

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Writing as a Profession

My newest novel THE NUN’S DRAGON is out there for all to see. I am churning further ideas in my head. Also I am reading Stephen King’s book about writing. It is a hard trek you know when one is … Continue reading

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Reading the Mind of the Buddha

I just returned from a trip to Japan and Thailand where Christian imagery is at the minimum, and where worshippers are reading the mind of the Buddha instead. It is extremely refreshing to encounter a world where one is presented … Continue reading

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