[We] are slaves to [our] pronouns

One of the exercises you can experiment with in pursuit of The Headless Way is pointing to the space where your head is not. I've made my living by words for many years. The older I get, the more inadequate language seems as a method of expression and connection. All language comes burdened with culture,... Continue Reading →

My right brain, yearning to be free

Like most people, I conceive of myself as a unitary individual with a singular identity. That’s how the government—and my family—looks at me (one social security number, one wife, one mom). But there may be more to me than meets the I. Researching my novel-in-progress led me to the book “The Future of the Mind”... Continue Reading →

The literary 1%

Regardless of your persuasions as they relate to the larger realm of politics and the social order, you have to admit that there is still something of a literary elite in this country. I’m referring to the lucky people—of which I am nominally one—who can afford to spend many hours a day engaged in non-paying... Continue Reading →

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