Writing

Reading, Intimacy, Angels of Death

Reading, I think, is a fundamentally spiritual experience. The phenomenologist Georges Poulet once remarked that, when we read, another person’s “I” enters into our own souls. Think about it: when we read the word...

What Children Know of Immortality

In a January news release from Boston University, Barbara Moran writes of a study led by Natalie Emmons that examined children’s beliefs about immortality. All of the children in the study claimed they could remember...

Theatre of Dreams

The sun is my spotlight that One in the royal digs guides its way   But no one knows I'm in it no one is clapping because surprise you're in it too!   So let's put on a good show for our sparkling audience to...
Donna Baier Stein

Writing From Your Heart & Soul | The Writers Circle Workshop

If you’d like to write from a deep, true place inside you – or if you admire the writings of Rumi, Walt Whitman, Mary Oliver, and others – please join us for this special workshop.

The Mnemosyne Weekly: Poem Twenty-Six (Wilbur)

Richard Wilbur "Apology" From Things of This World I've long admired Richard Wilbur's beautiful poetry, which is playful, formal, and perfectly polished. This poem, which I pulled from New and Collected Poems, but which originally appeared in Things of This World, is a little...

2013 Contest Winners

Poetry Winners/Honorable Mentions   Definitions by Sandra Kohler Winner   A Little Nightmusic by Ami Kaye Honorable Mention Fox Knows Through Her Window by Katharyn Machan Honorable Mention Fiction Winners/Honorable Mentions   The Root System of Trees by Judith Dancoff  Winner   The Whole Truth by Bob Minder Honorable...

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...

Our Fiction Editor Jeff Davis has a wonderful new blog at Psychology Today…

It's called Tracking Wonder... is at http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/tracking-wonder... and is well worth reading.

Blessings

There are blessings in every human experience. Finding them is the key. Especially the painful ones. Whether it's to learn a lesson or humble an inflated ego, god has mysterious ways of working in...

Six Week (In Person) Class with The Writers Circle

Writing From the Heart & Soul: a workshop in Spiritual Writing