I wanted to post a brief tribute to the art and stories of Douglas Fairchild four years after his passing on December 14, 2013. Doug was a wonderful Sacramento area landscape painter and true story teller who lived a long and adventure-filled life. He had the unique ability to convey with wit and dry humor the events both momentous and private with which he lived. Fortunately, many of his stories have been preserved on a website dedicated to them, and I have linked it here, where they are categorized by subject: Doug’s True Stories All the stories are also listed … Continue reading
Here’s some food for thought – a different view than you usually hear about. Everyone agrees that the physical universe is solid and real. It contains awesome levels of energy, unimaginable reaches of space, and immense solidity of matter. It also persists through infinite expanses of time. Most physical objects last indefinitely until they are either blasted into bits and components by some sun exploding (or a kid with a hammer) – or just break down slowly into their physical components, which go on existing in a different form, like the carpet of moss lying underneath the forest floor, formed from … Continue reading
At times on our journey through life, sometimes for extended periods, our inner spark may flicker, seem to dim down, and we lose our belief and feeling we can do whatever we wish, conquer the world, and be happy. Many have said that happiness is our most desired quality and state of being. When we are happy, we feel carefree, warm, active, loving, devil-may-care, adventurous… or secure and confident. When we’re happy, we feel at home in our skin and our world. Things are good. We take joy in our own endeavors and also in helping someone do or achieve … Continue reading
The prospect of death can be terrifying or depressing and for some can make living and life seem worthless. After all the greatness and creativity
and pleasure that human beings can enjoy and invest into life, it seems the greatest bad joke of the universe that our awareness and our participation in life can simply be cut off
Little-Understood and Mysterious, but Part of Us All Everyone has their own ideas of what dreams are, and what they mean – if anything! Dreams might be the most often discussed yet little understood phenomenon common to all humans – though animals also dream. Certain professions claim dreams as their exclusive turf to define and label – but seem to want to insist that dreams are always symbolic. That is nonsense. What Are Dreams? Though superficially dreams seem similar one to the next, not all are of the same character. Dreams can actually be many different things, from a random … Continue reading
American Indians have always had many ways of passing skills, knowledge and wisdom about life to their
children. America’s First People knew that observation, experience and practice were essential to prepare young tribe members to participate in
and excel in life. So, one of the most interesting and effective methods was to take each child out into the plains, mountains and forests to observe. An animal, its tracks, clouds, birds,
rodents—anything could be observed until the child attained …
A new interview of me has just appeared on the Phoenix Book Review site. In the discussion I talk about my writing and other things
close to my heart. Check it out!
Here is the link:
The reviewer is fiction writer Phoenix, who has herself written a fascinating fictional adventure containing a wealth of well researched detail about the Mandan, a North American tribe
whose roots in …
November 26, 2012
Laurie, a well known book blogger, recently reviewed The Way of the Eagle: An Early California Journey of Awakening and interviewed me on her site, “Laurie’s Paranormal Features.” I was
honored to be selected for a review on this busy and interesting blogsite.
Here is the link!
All the best,
I’m proud to announce that my novelette, Lost Without Love – A Hollywood Tale of the Future, just reached No. 28 on the Amazon Kindle “Future Romance”
list! You can get it for $2.99 for Kindle at this link:
And here is the link to the Amazon Kindle “Future Romance” list:
A little interlude of beauty while I work on the next piece…
For those who love the sky, eagles and hawks – this video is so unusual and beautiful – I found it very inspiring. These men are obviously pro bird handlers and seem very careful with the birds – I
don’t think we need fear for their safety. They all seem very at home with each other in the sky.
Friends, readers, fiction lovers! I’ve just published my new e-novelette at Amazon.com and it is now available for free as a book-launch special from Monday Aug 20 through Friday August
24! After that it will be $2.99. It’s approximately 46 pages long.
It’s called “Lost Without Love – A Hollywood Tale of the Future.” It’s a mystery set on a film shoot in …
I am so happy to announce that my novella, The Way of the Eagle: An Early California Journey of Awakening, has won its third national award! It has been named Finalist in the 2012
National Indie Excellence Awards (NIEA), in the Cross-Genre Fiction category.