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A “You Can Do Better” Book Review

Photo by The Roaming Platypus on Unsplash I don’t do negative book reviews — until I posted one yesterday. The negative review was not for the content. The core ideas, principles, and recommendations are solid. Unfortunately, that brilliance is buried under mounds of words, so many meaningless, energy-sucking words. I don’t post negative reviews because I don’t force… Continue reading A “You Can Do Better” Book Review

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We Know Who, What, When, Where, and Why–We’re Reading for How

Photo by Anna Demianenko on Unsplash This story authority is respected, celebrated and followed and all manner of things that come with being smart, articulate, generous — and a fine writer, gifted teacher. Every few months, he explodes. In a tight, well-wrought rant, he blasts a book that does not work the way that he thinks it should.… Continue reading We Know Who, What, When, Where, and Why–We’re Reading for How

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My Apology to Madisyn Taylor

Author Photo, library book Madisyn Taylor’s unmedicated. is deceptively simple — and exceptionally powerful. In 165 pages, this beautiful book lays out how she found her path to wellness and how others might do the same thing, relying upon her as a friendly guide along the way. Don’t let the slim, well-designed book fool you. This is no… Continue reading My Apology to Madisyn Taylor

book review · creativity · On Writing

Do You Know the Way to Namaste?

I don’t know yoga. I’ve walked past yoga studios, admired the bendy people who float gracefully in and out. This past winter, I attended a book launch event for Jessamyn Stanley’s Every Body Yoga where we did closed-eyes, guided meditation breathing before she started her talk. That was yoga — conscious, focused breathing. If you have a… Continue reading Do You Know the Way to Namaste?

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The Funnel Theory of Book Reviews

I read books. Many, many books….about 125 a year. Some are pre-release review copies. I read them and post my honest review on amazon, Goodreads and wherever else the author has specified. My favorite guidance from an author was to post my most forthright and honest review prior to release date because any review is… Continue reading The Funnel Theory of Book Reviews

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It Matters Who Tells the Story

We tell our stories Through our own experience, Views, lies, truth tangled…. We do our best. In the remarkable Amanda Wakes Up by Alysin Camerota, cable television morning anchor Amanda Gallo lands the job of her dreams and wakes up to herself. Dressed, coiffed, and coached, Amanda is a terrific newswoman who learns to trust… Continue reading It Matters Who Tells the Story