What I don’t want to tell you What I’d rather hide What must be overcome I’m scared. You too? The smell in the air? Rubber meeting road. Burning. Run. Hide. Avoid. What’s the problem? What’s this current fear? Launching my book into the world. Sending up flares to spread my message far and wide. Asking […]
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As I write this, I am sitting in a café next to an acquaintance. I know she wants to write a book. When we both sat down, we each said we were here to write. My fingers have been flying on the keyboard. Hers haven’t. They’ve been tickling her phone because every couple of minutes, […]
It’s my birthday today, so I am thinking about gifts. We get so many gifts from our parents and ancestors. It’s up to us to use the these gifts, so we can continue and build upon the legacy we’ve been given. From my parents, I received creativity, rebelliousness, and tenacity. They taught me a love […]
Shark Dialogues by Kiana Davenport Another book I have read several times and hosted book groups around. It’s the story of Hawaii and its multi-cultural heritage. Of how the US government robbed the Queen of Hawaii of her throne and annexed the islands as states. It’s the story of a grandmother, her four daughters and […]
I am on my way to Portland to attend and speak at the World Domination Summit. I’ve attended this fun conference five times and always come away with my world changed. The summit is for people who want to make a difference in the world. They’re people on a growth path, and they know that […]
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon You may have seen the television series based on Diana Gabaldon’s books. I read the first four books in the early 00s and just loved them. Such great characters and compelling stories. Gabaldon has done extensive research on Scottish history and is a fantastic writer. But the reason this book changed […]
Listen to the story here: You’ve probably had a year that marked a pivot or change in your life. You take a bold leap in the direction of your dream and everything shifts. 1999 was that year for me. The changes I made set me on a new course as a writer, a coach […]
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell When I worked at the bookstore, we sold this book with the pitch that it was ‘Jesuits in space’. I have read this more than once and hosted a couple of book group discussions around it. Wrenching and unforgettable, The Sparrow takes us inside a Jesuit mission to space […]
Summer reading time! I love reading novels and mostly read them at bed time. They help me turn off my thinking mind and slip into another world. But summer gives me the chance to kick back and chill on a blanket in the park. As a girl, I was kinda obsessed with World War II. […]
The things I consume hopefully inspire me to create more or teach me to be a better human. Podcast conversations illuminate my drives, my kitchen time and my walks. Podcasts and books go a long way in buffering the loneliness that can come with working from home. Sharing some recent favorite books, movies and podcast […]