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D.H. Lawrence & Taos, New Mexico

Tweet While giving a book reading recently in Taos, New Mexico, I drove one day about twenty miles north of Taos to the D. H. Lawrence Ranch. Lawrence was one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century – author of “Sons and Lovers”, “The Rainbow”, “Women in Love”, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”, and other numerous [...]

Evangelicalism on Trial, For All to See

Tweet So more than 150 evangelical leaders across the country have just put themselves on record, in part as follows: ‘We affirm that it is sinful to approve of homosexual immorality or transgenderism and that such approval constitutes an essential departure from Christian faithfulness and witness.” “We deny that adopting a homosexual or transgender self-conception [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Salinas, California

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Chris.  Salinas, California. _________________________________________ Chris, what’s your take on America at this time? “With America being built on immigration for hundreds of years, we’re all immigrants, but we’ve let the illegal immigration go on for so long, maybe it’s been a century or longer, [...]

August 6th, Again – Hiroshima

Tweet Another year passes.  We come around again, remembering the horror of Hiroshima. Meanwhile, on the horizon, pointed shapes sprout from the Earth, deadly black missiles mushrooming into sight here and there – North Korea, Russia, France, Great Britain, Pakistan, India, the United States, and other countries planning and secretly hoping to bring into bloom [...]

America As It Is Unfolding

Tweet Donald Trump and his insular, vicious narcissism. The Republican Health Care debacle, an attempt to pass a law that violates the health of tens of millions of Americans – for what? – for power, for prestige, for money, for an empty victory, for blatant ego – and seemingly no one in the corridors of [...]

Maya Angelou & My Friend Joe

Tweet Joe Morhaim was my best friend.  He died in 2006, at age 79, from complications of heart surgery. Joe had such a bright, brilliant manner.  He was a wonderful writer, and for twenty-five years he lived and wrote screenplays in Paris. He loved France.  Even after he returned to Los Angeles with his French [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Berkeley, California

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Miles.   Berkeley, California _________________________________ Miles, what’s your take on America at this time? “My take on America is that we’re in a time when there seems to be a loss of hope among the American people.  There also seems to be a lot of [...]

Traveling to a New America – Fresno, California

Tweet Traveling to a New America – Fresno, California ___________________________________ Last week, my wife Elizabeth and I were in Fresno, California, promoting my books and talking to people about their feelings about America.  For lunch, we stopped at a really lovely cafe and bakery, called Tree of Life, where we had delicious, cold Gazpacho soup [...]

Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way – Reno, Nevada

Tweet Traveling to a New America – People Along the Way Valarie and Adrian.  Reno, Nevada. __________________________________ Valerie and Adrian, what’s your take on America at this time? Adrian: “It’s kind of hard to tell.  After the elections, opinions are so shifted to one direction, it’s very difficult to guage what the next move is [...]

Youth – Dream Big

Tweet DREAM BIG Power invests in the self. As long as you navigate the circumference, who you are and who you dream to be remain unexpressed. The center of the circle is at the center. Unleashing this self requires courage and boldness.  It requires faith.  We are here to unleash the genius and power of [...]