Editing – Meister Ekhart – “Only the hand that Erases . . .”

You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write. - Saul Bellow BUT: Only the hand that erases can write the true thing - Meister Johann Eckhart Which is it? The words of the famous thirteenth-century German mystic or the modern Nobel Prize for Literature winner? Both, of course. Editing - writing - involves juggling these two basic truths. Sometimes a text comes out finished; the trick is to believe in it and not fiddle around. Other times, most of the time...
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The Realist Cartoons & Jerry Rubin Bio

Paul Krassner, et al, have just put out a collection of cartoons from The Realist. Click above to read about it on Amazon. He has also just reviewed a bio of Jerry Rubin, the first, which you can read here, in the L. A. Times. It's chock full of reminiscences and stories.    
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“A Gathering of Angels”- September 14

Diana Henderson has given me the great honor of inviting me to be part of a beautiful event at Dancing Moon. A Gathering of Angels Meetup Monthly Meetup She gives details below and also here. where you can join and sign up to attend. Or just drop in if seating is not at capacity. Diana writes: This meeting will introduce our audience to some of our local metaphysical and/or healing authors, who will share wisdom from their work to assist us in understanding ourselves, our journey, our w...
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Italy – Art by Margaret Harrell – 2017

A section of the November/December issue of the magazine Art International Contemporary was devoted to ‘’Il Genio dell’Art," or "The Genius of Art." "Sun Spotlight on Faces" was accepted into it. And I am eagerly waiting now to see what the printed version looks like! In a second Italy art event, The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists 2017 was launched in September in Berlin at the Georges-Casalis-Hall. It is curated in Italy. And I was invited into it. How I would have loved to attend ...
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Short Podcasts on Editing – What It Is

Below are two very short podcast interviews on how I see editing services. The first interview goes into some of the recent history of editing practices - with anecdotes. The second is about my current editing services and trends in the fast-changing market. It touches on topics like the importance of having a book edited, including my own experience at being edited. Also, there are anecdotes. If you are writing a book or have a topic and want to begin, there's a good chance I can help. A...
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Podcast on Meditation Tips, including for busy executives

This is the new podcast interview of me by Ayrial founder, Victoria Weston, called "A Meditative State." Or here. It's about several topics and ends up with a lively discussion on editing. I think it's interesting. It's certainly informative. She also, naturally - as the topic is ostensibly meditation - started off with questions about what meditation is and what a meditative state is, and what's the danger of walking around like a zombie. And how is it possible to steal a few minutes to m...
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Now is the Time to Awaken Your Light Body

What are you waiting for? It will change your entire life. It did mine. And it kept changing it—as the years rolled on. The light body never failed to help me adapt and stretch to any situation. It also boosts your creativity, because it comes out of boundless energy. The light body is older and wiser than any of us. However, its energy, when properly focused, goes right into our everyday lives and energizes us on all levels. I learned this course the "hard way" - by foot, train, and taxi - a...
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Why I Might Be the Perfect Editor for You

The photo is of myself with author Ron Whitehead and an audience member, James Mohan, at Carmichael's Bookstore, where I had just given a presentation. First, I focus on quality and know the sensibilities of a writer. A central focus of my life has been on writing—being a writer. As an editor, I was called “a lass with a delicate ear” by one author and told (by Hunter S. Thompson) that I graze on words like a cow at pasture. I will be highly sensitive to your style of expression—how you pu...
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The Ghosts of Virginia and Hunter S. Thompson roam the city library’s aisles

Gonzo Fest is THIS WEEKEND. I am excited to be in a literary panel, along with Bill McKeen, Ron Whitehead, Juan Thompson, and Rory Feehan -  moderated  by Michael Lindenberger, a journalist on the editorial board of the Dallas Morning News. It will take place in the Louisville library Saturday the 15th at 4:30. Below - anticipating that event -  is an excerpt of an article by Ron Whitehead in Leo Weekly: Fiction is a bridge to the truth that journalism can’t reach. Facts are lies when the...
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Galileo Galilei Award – Pisa – 2017

Exhibit January 22. 2017 This was awarded inside the  Congress Palace, Galileo Galilei Room,  in Pisa, Italy. Galileo was very interested in art since boyhood. He is known as the father of many sciences: observational astronomy, modern physics, the "scientific method," even science. But like others in his age, that didn't cover his gifts. As Wikipedia puts it in his biography, Galileo also studied disegno, a term encompassing fine art, and in 1588 obtained the position of instructor in th...
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