June 25, 2020

Trains of Thought

Few of us give conscious thought to the everyday metaphors that color our communications. Yet these prefabricated phrases are often loaded with undesirable inferences that retain their currency, and perhaps…
June 10, 2020

My Friendship with Dr. Leonard Shlain

In the early 90s, I was hired to write a catalog for a speakers’ bureau. My job was to digest and distill the biographies and accomplishments of 60 extraordinary people…
June 6, 2020

Sending Ripples of Pleasure Throughout the Body Politic

With everything that’s going on right now, I’ve been thinking about a beautiful, heart-centered mentor/friend who’s older ½-brother was beaten in early childhood by his police officer bio-dad. He grew…
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June 2, 2020

Shot Full of Light

What if you couldn’t do it right but you couldn’t get it wrong? What if – at this point – everything works together for Good, no matter how messed up…
April 9, 2020


The Word That Defines the Moment On July 30, 2019, Degringolade was the word-of-the-day on, which quotes from a prophetic science fiction novel by British author H.G. Wells to…
January 10, 2019

Language of the Birds

Elemental Communication the In 2011, I hosted  a WordMagic Garden Party at Olandar, the magical home of Leigh and Carla McCloskey in Zuma Beach, California. Because I have much of my WordMagic…