A Writer’s Heart Blog

  • Sharing Love
    The ancient Egyptians and Greeks knew a lot about the human heart. They saw it as the seat of empathy and love, and the place to go when the intellect got stuck.  Modern science now confirms these intuitive beliefs about the physical heart as a source of inner guidance and even intelligence. The physical heart is an information processing center, …
  • Debut Novel by a Talented Storyteller
    My friend, Gency Brown, recently published her first novel, A Right Fine Life. I attended her book launch party at one of our locally owned bookstores, Books on the Bosque, an excellent store that welcomes author events. The book is a contemporary saga of a young man who dreams of becoming a country western recording artist and the challenges he …
  • 2024! Here We Come, Ready or Not
    A new year is exciting, scary, full of promise, hope, and maybe trepidation. A time to look back on how we did last year. For remembering the goals we reached. For forgiving ourselves for those we didn’t. For being thankful for family, friends, lessons learned, doing good work, taking risks. For making it through. I gave up on making new …
  • The Gift of Acceptance
    When I attended a school in California to learn to meditate, a seven-week experiment  turned into a three-year program of transformation. The teachers used no books or written material. All instruction was verbal, in the tradition of the great mystery schools of ancient times.  Similar to Gnosticism in its approach, at that unconventinal school we learned to understand and work …
  • The Joy of Finishing
    This week I finished a short story I’ve been noodling around with for about five years. It started with an image of an old woman building a circular wooden device in her backyard. I saw her in a seaside town on a New England island, threatened by rising sea levels. She refused to evacuate, instead collecting items from the people …
  • Are You One of the Blessed Weird?
    Beatitudes for the Weird Blessed are the weird people —poets, misfits, writers, mystics heretics, painters & troubadours— for they teach us to see the world through different eyes. Blessed are those who embrace the intensity of life’s pain and pleasure, for they shall be rewarded with uncommon ecstasy. Blessed are ye who see beauty in ugliness, for you shall transform …

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