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

    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, […]Read More »
  • The Realist Cartoons & Jerry Rubin Bio

    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.    Read More »
  • “A Gathering of Angels”- September 14

    “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 […]Read More »
  • Italy – Art by Margaret Harrell – 2017

    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 […]Read More »
  • Short Podcasts on Editing – What It Is

    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 […]Read More »
  • Podcast on Meditation Tips, including for busy executives

    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 […]Read More »
  • Now is the Time to Awaken Your Light Body

    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 […]Read More »
  • Why I Might Be the Perfect Editor for You

    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 […]Read More »
  • The Ghosts of Virginia and Hunter S. Thompson roam the city library’s aisles

    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 […]Read More »
  • Galileo Galilei  Award – Pisa – 2017

    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 […]Read More »
  • Maurice Girodias – A bit of Adventure – the Sixties

    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 […]Read More »
  • NEW: Marquis Who’s Who Legacy Biography Press Release – 2016

    NEW: Marquis Who’s Who Legacy Biography Press Release – 2016

    I like to call this my Legacy Biography. It will be on the web forever, and it’s pretty comprehensive. Even my friends may find out some things about me they didn’t know, though much is still left on the sidelines and in books. But for an overview, this is pretty extensive. Thanks to Marquis Who’s […]Read More »
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