August 14, 2018

Genius

Contrary to what many people think, genius isn’t necessarily about being born intelligent, although that is a factor. Real genius requires more. According to Professor Michael […]
August 7, 2018

Patience

Patience is defined as the capacity to accept (or tolerate) delay, trouble, or suffering, without upset. Suffering and annoyance are very old concepts, and both have […]
August 1, 2018

Feeling is Believing

One of the questions I struggled to answer as a writer is what happens if I become really successful? How do I handle being well-known, and […]
July 24, 2018

The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead

The Egyptian Book of the Dead features prominently in the Eye of the Moon. The ancient Egyptians believed that the afterlife was just like the Egypt […]
July 17, 2018

Crows and Us

Crows and ravens are members of the Corvidae family, which includes crows, ravens, rooks, jays, and magpies to name a few. The common raven, Corvus corvax, […]
June 28, 2018

Fear and Courage

Fear and courage are emotions that have shaped my life in many ways. I am less fearful now, and that is a blessing. Whether that shift […]
June 22, 2018

Goddesses and Eye of the Moon

Egyptian mythology developed over a period of 3,000 years. This is an extraordinary amount of time when compared to the 600-year life span of the modern […]
May 30, 2018

Rhinebeck

The last time I was in the town of Rhinebeck was so long ago, I have no memory of it. The other day, I visited and […]
May 10, 2018

A Giant Among Men

  Part of the story of Eye of the Moon must contain something about my grandfather. When I was a teenager, I would go out on […]
May 3, 2018

Thoughts on Writing

One of the more difficult books to understand, and yet one of the most enlightening on the theater is David Mamet’s small volume, Three Uses of […]
April 19, 2018

Notes on an address by Joe Satriani

[My photo of my JS Series Ibanez guitar.] Some years ago, I went to a commencement at the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles. By some miracle, […]
April 12, 2018

Irrationality

Have you ever made a decision that was not only completely out of character but completely brain-dead? Like the time you were offered a genuine Rothko […]
March 15, 2018

Tucson

This weekend I participated in my first book festival as a member of the Southern California Mystery Writers of America at their booth at the Tucson […]
February 9, 2018

How Dark is Today?

In a guest post I wrote for Elizabeth A. White last week, I was reminded of one of my favorite passages in history. It reads: “Our earth is […]
January 25, 2018

Tea and a Honda

It has been said that to become a cultured person one should study the Japanese tea ceremony. Nothing is allowed to be rushed, and there are […]
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