Creativity

See Only Miracles

To create its effect, every cause must pass through the realm of the miraculous. The miraculous realm is the space between two thoughts. That a galaxy or a single seed both sprout from this space...

The Empty & Full Cycles of Creativity

After two arduous years of research, writing, and re-writing, a client has just finished the first full draft (360 pages so far) of what will be a ground-breaking book when published next year. Her...

Music under New York is Transcendent

As I step off the train into the flow of foot traffic, wheeling my unwieldy suitcase behind me, I am keenly aware that I look like a tourist. Yet, this is my city; the...

Enough Excuses, Lets Go!

I’m watching a video of an outdoor adventure and these guys are using just basic equipment and having a blast. Wow, I could never go with just basic equipment. I have to have all...

Not Your Grandmother’s Sweetness: Active Compassion and Writers

When I traveled to South India several years ago to study with my teacher, I didn’t intend to bring my father. But sure enough almost every morning, among the smell of chai and dust,...

Mudslide – by Janette Kennedy

Danger brings us here, where the experts smile and say, “Just a little more time.” In their swagger, we let our secret seed out into the open, to bloom. It is a strong plant,...

Presence & A Writer’s Reservoir of Images

Thoreau, that perpetual present-moment monger and chanticleer to the blind and busy, wrote perhaps the most beautiful and influential ode to the life-altering benefits of heeding the present. In the chapter “Where I Lived...

inevitable intimacy

I woke up this morning and knew I am going to write about my time in the cabin. I trust I will meet all manner of critics on my way to the end of this...

An Etch A Sketch Life

The Etch A Sketch toy was invented in the late 1950s by André Cassagnes. He somehow put together the clinging properties of aluminum powder, along with rigged styluses and came up with one of...

Review of Zichronot/Memories, A Journal by Dr. Jerome Lowenstein

  We admire some authors not only because of their writings but also because of the human being these writings reveal. It quickly becomes clear from reading the essays in Zichronot/Memories what an intelligent, humane,...