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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Best Modern and Contemporary Artists – Italy book – 2017

The Best Modern and Contemporary Artists 2017 is being launched in September in Berlin at the Georges-Casalis-Hall. The art book is curated in Italy. And I have been invited into it. It's one more event I would love to attend in person (sigh). The building itself is the Französischer Dom. You wont get any more central that this. The French Cathedral (called the Französische Friedrichstadtkirche or the Französischer Dom) stands in the middle of Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin’s historical city centre...
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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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Maurice Girodias – A bit of Adventure – the Sixties

There was a time when books were regularly censored - not just in Communist countries. Right here in the U.S. Living in Greenwich Village, I made a friend of my next-door neighbor, and she in turn used to take trips to Europe in the pay of Maurice Girodias, a publisher notorious for bringing out banned books. Above is an interesting bit of memorabilia from my  Greenwich Village days that I turned up just an hour or two ago in my basement archives. The short excerpt below describes some of Mauric...
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