Exodus Deflowered and undoing rape culture

I am in process of writing the sequel to my book of biblical erotica – Genesis Deflowered – that expands the text of the King James Bible to turn it into an erotic novel. The sequel takes on the next book of the bible, Exodus. Exodus Deflowered. Hey look at that sexy cover over theremore…

Wholeness vs. Achievey-ness: On The Emerson #Trust30 challenge

Wholeness vs. Achievey-ness: On The Emerson #Trust30 challenge

There has been some brilliant company the last thirty days in the Trust 30 Challenge launched by The Domino Project. Thirty “thought leaders” offered up writing prompts inspired by Emerson’s famed essay Self Reliance. People pledged to take on the exercise of writing each day about the prompts. Today my prompt went live. Lots ofmore…

The charm of a thrown punch

The charm of a thrown punch

The artists and vendors who ply their wares in Union Square by definition are a bit strange. Strange to roll carts filled with broken tables and bungee cords holding down dirty boxes full of books or paintings or t-shirts or origami ear rings circa 5 o’clock in the morning. All to secure a space in themore…

Great gifts

Sometimes it is quick and easy and not very creative but fun nonetheless. N and J had a baby strapped on Baby Bjorn-like as they told me that they needed a really good last minute gift for a 1 year olds birthday party. But a gift that wasn’t mass produced crap. I thought for amore…

Improvised Insights with Jasmine Lamb

This is the first video of this new interview series I am doing called Improvised Insights. The audio on it is perfect. But you don’t see me at all. That wasn’t on purpose. Just so you know. Future interviews wont have this issue. That said… after you watch the video you should get to knowmore…

Saying No to the Habitual No: Meg Worden, Coffee and the Grand Canyon

  We so easily and habitually say no to things in our lives. There is nothing wrong with saying no but it can cut off possibilities if it isn’t done with some attention. In this short video I talk about how you can start to stop saying no habitually by talking about Meg Worden, amore…

Agreement, Alligators and Grandmothers

As my maternal grandmother was dying this formerly highly intelligent woman was reduced to a very different being as she was in the grips of dementia. While she had a live in nurse named Alice from Zambia I had the task of visiting with her with some regularity in her final months and weeks. Imore…

The Terrorist in Us. The Artist in Us

When you live out on the frontier you have no identity, you’re a nobody. Therefore you get very tough. You have to prove that you are somebody. And so you become very violent. And so identity is always accompanied by violence. This seems paradoxical to you but ordinary people find the need for violence asmore…

You can metaphorically date me now

Matt, I don’t know if you remember me but we went on two or possibly three dates in 1997. I remember that you were a really good guy and I was a jerk and totally blew you off and never called you back even though you were really interesting and nice. I am so sorrymore…

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