READ THE F—ING MANUAL

READ THE F—ING MANUAL

I’ve lived in my current home for more than a couple of decades and I’ve always voted at the same polling place that’s around the corner from my house. It feels familiar as I take the short drive there whenever there’s an election and I see the same volunteers and...
THE MIND: FRIEND OR FOE?

THE MIND: FRIEND OR FOE?

Your mind can be a powerful and splendid ally. It can be a motivator, a meticulous planner and a supreme puzzle solver. It can open you up to magical worlds and beauty you never imagined, but it’s not necessarily your friend. Bestselling author and writing...
Reliving the Past

Reliving the Past

I had a rare opportunity yesterday to meet with a woman I hadn’t seen for fifty years. That sounds like a lifetime and in some cases it is. But when I saw Robin after such a long time, she was the same vivacious, vital person she had been in her teens, when we were in...
Do I Matter?

Do I Matter?

I’ve had the privilege of editing two books for John Densmore, the implacable drummer for the Doors who cares deeply about the planet and the people in it. The first book was called “The Doors Unhinged” about John’s efforts to maintain the dignity of the music they...
Building Community

Building Community

MY WEEKLY BLOG Building Community One of the most challenging aspects of the society in which I live is building and maintaining community with like-minded people. When I leave the house to run errands, I’m mostly in my car and I don’t necessarily have a lot to...
WRITING MY BOOK

WRITING MY BOOK

MY WEEKLY BLOG Writing My Book About two years ago, I taught my first writing class. I’d been ghostwriting for celebrities for decades, I had a number of bestsellers on the lists, I’d written a book about my healing experiences,, I’d penned my memoir, I’d...