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A Matter Of Faith

Years ago, I had the opportunity to interview Niwa Zenji, the then head of the Soto Zen sect in Eihei-ji, Japan. At one point I was describing some of the privileges I’d been accorded during my travels in Japan and … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Part 5

Read Part 1 here Read Part 2 here Read Part 3 here Read Part 4 here The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Lower Expectations? In his insightful blog, Seth Godin offers two separate lists (list 1, list 2) of marketing … Continue reading

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I AM — Competitive Versus Collaborative

An Unexpected Treat I watched this documentary last night mainly on the strength of its trailer. The reviews on iTunes were pretty mixed, but something told me this film just might be really good. It was, and now I want … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Part 4

Read Part 1 here Read Part 2 here Read Part 3 here What’s Changing For Writers? The Need For New Curators From the writer’s standpoint all the changes I’ve been enumerating contain a lot of good news/bad news. The more-level … Continue reading

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On This Corner Of Quiet Streets—Writer’s Instinct

Writer’s Instinct I’ve been working on what turned out to be a short ten-line poem for the past three days. Several times a day, I told myself to just throw it away and start something else. Yet something else, writer’s … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Part 3

Read Part 1 Here Read Part 2 Here Collaboration Versus Competition Back when I was starting out, writers were in friendly (and sometimes not so friendly) competition with one another. This competitive climate was driven largely by the fact that … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life In A Changing World—Part 2

Read Part 1 here What are the odds of earning your living as a creative writer?  This is one of those questions—the kind that perhaps you don’t want the answer to. Oh, we all readily acknowledge the odds are long, … Continue reading

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The Writer’s Life In A Changing World

I find myself asking why do I write? more often these days. I’ve been at this for the better part of a lifetime, so why now? The short answer is because the game has changed so completely since I was a freshly minted … Continue reading

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I Think Sometimes—Richard Geller

I think sometimes
What’s the point of writing poetry or
Stories or songs in this world?
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Occupy Wall Street—Richard Geller

Some thoughts after reading Fast Company’s “The Inside Story Of Occupy Wall Street:” Those old enough to remember the civil rights movement and the anti-Viet Nam war protests of the 60’s, know that fundamental change does not really come from … Continue reading

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