Why Our Enemies are Our Greatest Teachers

Whichever way you tipped the ballot box, Donald Trump is an Opponent in the most unadulterated, archetypal, upper case, symbolic sense of the word. His story is mythological, a classic Shakespearean drama. If you abhor his policies, his is your Opponent. If you support his policies, but not his impulsive delivery or penchant for attack, he is your Opponent. If we pay attention, we have much to learn from him.

The Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

Rage does not belong to you or me; to Democrats, Republicans, or Libertarians. It does not belong to majorities, minorities, or immigrants; to Christians, Muslims, Jews or Atheists. Rage is a Trojan horse wheeled into anyone’s midst in the guise of justice and justification. It is a dis-ease, powered virally, surviving on its host. The host is us.

The Delicate Balance in Visionary Fiction

Visionary fiction is a delicate matter requiring a mastery of creative and technical balance. Unlike Fantasy, which generally takes place entirely in realms of the authors invention, Visionary Fiction is best told in the firmament of human physical and emotional experience. For me, at least, the goal is not to write exclusively for mystics, but …

How to Fulfill Your Destiny

Let’s face it, destinies are hard to fulfill. First you have to know what they are, and that can take a really long time. I’m a perfect example. Last night I received a significant literary award for my current novel, Mystic Tea. There was even a ceremony at the Providence, a gorgeous historic venue that …

Where have all the (TV) flowers gone?

Last night my husband and I sat down to watch television and he listed the options: Boardwalk Empire, The Borgias, Breaking Bad, DaVinci, Orange is the New Black, House of Cards,Scandal, Dexter, Homeland. I could go on, but you get the dark picture. “I just can’t do it anymore,” I said. “We have to lose …

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