The Realm of the Senses

 Some previous Easter posts are at these linksJesus, Mezcal and the Easter BunnyEaster...

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

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The Realm of the Senses

The Realm of the Senses

 Some previous Easter posts are at these linksJesus, Mezcal and the Easter BunnyEaster ThoughtsEaster Thoughts, In Defense of ModerationIn Oaxaca Mexico there is a small mezcaleria started by a couple of young American guys called El Destilado just a block away from...

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How I Learned To Read and Write

How I Learned To Read and Write

 In my old age I started to write, first a blog then a novel.  I'm asked from time to time how someone who ran a restaurant and later worked as an independent financial planner ended up writing.  The answer is easy.  I learned to love reading and writing years ago as...

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Has Amerika Lost Its Mojo?

Has Amerika Lost Its Mojo?

  It's not surprising that a country founded on genocide toward native peoples, an economy founded on slavery, a culture permeated with religious differences and the usual rich-poor divide not to mention the racism endemic to the human race should find a few cracks in...

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

 “Oh, God! Don’t you get your priorities straight when this sort of thing happens?”    from my novel Behind The Locked Door  When I wrote my novel I never dreamed I’d be living it all over again.  Yet, here I am in a similar family situation.  Of course, I’m well...

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Cooking As Therapy

Cooking As Therapy

 Google “cooking as therapy” and you will find 120 million results in half a second.  Recently I’ve been reminded how important cooking has been for me over the years. How many of your best memories are related to food?  I would imagine more than you realize when you...

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Shaking Hands With Your Twin

Shaking Hands With Your Twin

 Maybe he was a raving madman, a fool in search of harmony in a world turned upside down. Sometimes, however, magnificent thoughts could creep into the head of anyone, even a perfect fool.... From Behind The Locked Door There were three umpires discussing how they...

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Author’s Night

Author’s Night

On Thursday,  February 18,  yours truly will be participating in a ZOOM authors event to talk about my book Behind The Locked Door.  I will have ten minutes to talk and three other authors will also speak followed by Q&A.  Sign up below to...

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What’s Past Is Prologue

What’s Past Is Prologue

 What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.   Ecclesiastes 1:9 Distraught would be the word I would use to describe my mood at the moment.  I blog because it relaxes me and right now I need to be relaxed....

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Tis Folly To Be Wise

Tis Folly To Be Wise

  Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.  Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College Abiding in the midst of ignorance, thinking themselves wise and learned, fools go aimlessly hither and thither, like blind led by the blind.   Katha...

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Off The Bus

Off The Bus

 you’re either on the bus or off the bus                                             Ken Kesey Back when I was in high school more than a half-century ago, I was chosen to participate in a contest sponsored by Bank of America. About twenty or so high school students...

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To My Readers

To My Readers

To purchase Behind The Locked Door click HEREorBehind The Locked Door is available in Mendocino from Gallery Bookshop, Moore Books, and the Mendocino Public Library; in Fort Bragg from The Bookstore and the Fort Bragg Public Library, in Ukiah from The Mendocino Book...

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