Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas One and All

I wish everyone the best during this season of love and renewal.  For me, Christmas has always been a time to confirm life by expressing my love to those around me.  And although my surroundings change each Christmas, within me, there is an essential Christmas that I express with love, now, to you. 

Dylan Thomas said it best in the opening paragraphs of A Child's Christmas in Whales:  "One Christmas was so much like another, in those years around the sea-town corner now and out of all sound except the distant speaking of the voices I sometimes hear a moment before sleep, that I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.  All the Christmases roll down toward the two-tongued sea, like a cold and headlong moon bundling down the sky that was our street."

As I diligently work to get through the editing phase of my latest book, I take a deep breath and give a life affirming shout, "Thank you, my friends, and Merry Christmas!"
Artwork:   Alessandro Botticelli, Mystic Nativity

Thursday, December 10, 2009

All About Living Serial Posts

After receiving several emails from readers asking about the publication of my next book and its contents, I surrendered to the idea of posting excerpts from it on this blog.  Over the next few months I will post the occasional snippet from All About Living, as this format does not allow whole chapters.  The book itself will be available for purchase around the beginning of the year. This makes it easy for me to post here more often and inspire conversation about my books!  I would like to encourage readers to comment on these bits, and also to continue to pose questions to me that pertain to my work, specifically or on the whole.  I appreciated each contribution and conversation, from the book club conferences and book signings to the blog posts and blog network discussions.  To live a life that provides the technological extensions of self that allow me communion with my readers all over the globe, I am fortunate indeed.   I look forward to more in the upcoming year!                                                                              Artwork: Biomorphic dance by Ron Isom   Many thanks.