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?

book review · books · On Writing

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

book review · The Good Life

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

book review · movies

Seven Husbands, A Single Soul Mate

Spoon clatters to floor Echoes unlived memories You-shaped missing piece   In The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Taylor Jenkins Reid accomplishes the extraordinary in delivering the sublime. Her novel tells the true life story of the fictitious actress Evelyn Hugo as told by the aging actress to a young writer. The Hollywood movie industry… Continue reading Seven Husbands, A Single Soul Mate