A Writer’s Diary – America In Distress – Updated For July 4th 2020

For seventy-two years I watched as laws were passed, cities burned, appeasement tokens appointed and Black people killed by the police with no actions taken upon their white assailants. For Seventy-two years of my life Black people have been protesting for equality and being killed for being Black in America. For Seventy-two years I still …

A Writer’s Diary – Juneteenth – The End Of Slavery? But I Am Still Seen As A Slave

We believe all men are entitled to the blessings of liberty. Yet millions are being deprived of those blessings . because of the color of their skin. The reasons are deeply imbedded in history and tradition and the nature of man. We can understand - without rancor or hatred - how this happened, but it …

The Philosopher – Book II – 11 – The Void Between Dragons And Man

“We had best be getting back love. Look.” Upashna points to the darkening sun. “The darkness grows larger. We will have to time the reigniting of the sun when it is almost completely dark on this side to reduce any possible injuries.” “Any possible injury to whom?” Tao asks. “To the dragons who are selected …

A Heart Attack

I had just closed the door When it came from all directions A weight upon my chest A pain not previously known Caused by a swelling of my heart. The veins contracting down the back of my neck. My left arm, stiffens in pain. Training or memory I know not which... Aspirin I find the …

The Philosopher – Book II – 10 – Tao And Simone, A Maiden Voyage

Tao riding on the back of his familiar, Simone, in her transfiguration as a dragon and with them the dragon transfiguration of Upashna are flying  high above the small hamlet of wizards, Samadhi. “I love you my philosopher Tao. I am pleased you chose to share this life and eternity with me. There is no …

The Philosopher – Book II – 9 – Tao Sparrowhawk, Philosopher-Wizard of Havnor, Dragon Lord

Many generations ago dragons and humans lived together peacefully in the world until man became greedy and demanded more land and resources from the dragons. The dragons had no use for the land and its resources and asked only for a small parcel of land to raise their young and to call home. They travelled …

The Philosopher – Book II – 8 – The Philosopher Receives His True Name

Upashna immediately leaves her chambers to visit The Philosopher. Although she had a feeling something was afoot when she studied The Philosopher’s staff and again when Extor mentioned The Philosopher having his father’s eyes she had never imagined the man she loves to be a wizard. After The Philosopher finished sweeping up the broken wine …

The Gate Keeper Of Inspiration: Book II Chapter Sixteen — Hermann Hesse

It is a blessing for me to have this time and this place to share so many warm encounters with the artist, musicians, poets, writers, thinkers and all people who inspire others to dream with an unlimited imagination. To think outside the often narrow confines society constructs for us in which to function and live. …

Indigo Blues

Confidence in daybreak modifies dusk. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson It is that deep dark indigo kinda of blues The kind you will most likely get through if you just keep on digging Easier than trying to climb out of the hole you are already in In the indigo blues every one is the same Like a …

The Philosopher – Book II – 4 Samadhi – The City Of Wizards

Upashna tilts her wings to a forty-five degree angle and she and The Philosopher glide gently down to a grassy site on the outskirts of the Great Hall. She telepathically tells The Philosopher to climb down her left wing. He grabs their packs along with their staves and does as instructed. Then he steps away …

A Writer’s Diary – Isolation Day 70 – Is It Worth Dying For?

Today is Day 70 of isolation here in Loja, Ecuador. Like most of the world, Loja is beginning to open up, slowly. Yesterday, our restriction status went from red (strict restrictions) to yellow (relaxed restrictions) and a later curfew from 2:00pm to 9:00pm. Everyone is still required to wear a mask when outside and gloves …

A Writer’s Diary – Donald Trump, Serial Killer Extraordinaire – Day 66

On day 66 of isolation as I count the number of friends and family lost to the CoVid-19 virus, my thoughts once again turn political and to the President who failed America. A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people, usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders …