Humming into being

“…when you realize that you can neither write nor not write, when you are convinced that all the exits are blocked, either you take to believing in miracles or you stand still like the hummingbird. The miracle is that the honey is always there, right under your nose, only you were too busy searching . . . → Read More: Humming into being

Building a birthday cake at both ends

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” ― Paulo Coehlo (b. 8/24), “The Alchemist”

Who am I? . . . → Read More: Building a birthday cake at both ends

Feeding the creative muse

“To feed your Muse, then, you should always have been hungry about life since you were a child.” — Ray Bradbury, “Zen in the Art of Wrting: Essays on Creativity”

Ray Bradbury told me why I am here.

He told everyone, but only some of us were listening. I feel lucky that on that . . . → Read More: Feeding the creative muse

Bread of the month: Serving a King Cake

I came to know of King Cake because “I Was a Teenage Food Editor.” Actually, I was just a few years beyond teenage-dom when I was as the helm of a weekly food section at a Southern California newspaper, but I was certainly as inexperienced, naïve and pimply as any teen at the time.

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