Now Accepting Pre-Orders for 2732 Prisms of Love-Stained Light

Rus VanWestervelt's latest work, 2732 Prisms of Love-Stained Light, is scheduled to launch worldwide on 21 December 2021, but you can pre-order your copy today through December 15 at a reduced price.  Benefits of preordering include: - Personalized copy signed by the author - Price reduced to just $11 for hand-delivered copies - Shipping only … Continue reading Now Accepting Pre-Orders for 2732 Prisms of Love-Stained Light

Wandering to Fifty: My Secrets of Life

I've included some of my favorite photos that I've taken over the years; it's not that they are terribly relevant to the content of this post...I just think they capture my life over the last fifty years. So this is what 50 feels like. I have this urge to knock over a food display at … Continue reading Wandering to Fifty: My Secrets of Life

2015: Living Primal In The 21st Century

This is my last post for 2014. I made some bold decisions in the past year regarding my writing, and I expect to see the benefits in 2015. Not because I can kick back and cherish the fruits of my labor; it's because I have laid the foundation to really begin doing the hard work … Continue reading 2015: Living Primal In The 21st Century

Instant Happy Therapy: You Are In Control

I am fascinated with the trends on my social media feeds, or at least the ones that Facebook and other social networking sites chooses for us. If somebody with a pretty strong presence in my feed rails about the injustices of customer service, it seems as if it is nearly always followed by a run … Continue reading Instant Happy Therapy: You Are In Control

Slow Down: Abandon the Speed of Your Newsfeed

My newsfeeds on multiple social media sites stream by me at a too-fast rate, pushing news and updates across my screen faster than I can refresh them. Emails await my replies in an overflowing inbox, and text messages are still unanswered from last night. The world is too much with us.... wrote William Wordsworth in … Continue reading Slow Down: Abandon the Speed of Your Newsfeed

Maryland’s Roadside Barns: Realizing a Communal Pulse

There's an old barn on Deer Park Road in Finksburg, MD, that I have passed over 2,000 times in the past 7 years. It stands rather defiantly, showing the wear of decades of harsh weather. Each time I pass it, I am drawn to its stand-alone beauty against a backdrop of rolling hills of farmland and … Continue reading Maryland’s Roadside Barns: Realizing a Communal Pulse

47: Oh, The Things I’ve Learned…

Today is my 47th birthday.  I have been blessed with 17,166 days -- opportunities -- to experience and share life and love in this world. When I reflect on the lives lost in those 47 years -- friends, family, students, mentors, I cannot be too grateful to be here today, to use this moment and … Continue reading 47: Oh, The Things I’ve Learned…

Changing the World 2: Facing The Future

This blog post is in response to Chapter 2 ("Facing the Future") in Shakti Gawain's book, The Path of Transformation. There is a storm brewing out west that is headed our way. The latest maps show that Baltimore is dead center in its path, and we are on target for "plowable" accumulations of snow. Within … Continue reading Changing the World 2: Facing The Future