Eric Maisel: Guest tomorrow, background today

Eric Maisel will be a guest on this blog tomorrow, talking about his new book, Ten Zen Seconds. I participated in an online group that Eric worked with while developing the ideas in this book, so I’ve been experimenting with the practice for a while. Eric’s background Eric Maisel is the author of more than … Read more

The Free Spirit Book

I’ve been promising to talk about the book that’s coming out this fall from Free Spirit Publishing. I’ve heard back from Free Spirit that it’s okay to put the cover up here, so it’s time. My understanding is that the book’s scheduled to be released in September 2007. The name of the book is High … Read more

Hallelujah, January deadlines are over!

We still have snow. At least it’s not still falling . . . because today it’s too cold. This is not normal for our part of the world. It’s -8°F, with wind chills of -25 to -30°F (that’s -22°C and -31 to -34°C). I took weather like this in stride when I lived in the … Read more

Quotes of the moment: “Wisdom in the draft”

While reading the new Poets & Writers magazine, I came across an article by Ken Gordon occasioned by the March 2006 release of Edgar Allan Poe and the Juke-Box, a collection of previously unpublished work by Elizabeth Bishop (edited by Alice Quinn, poetry editor of The New Yorker). Gordon’s topic is the value of early, … Read more