NASA SDO: Three Years of the Sun in Three Minutes

The beauty of this captivates me.

Upcoming Conference

Save the date! The Waking the Dreamer Within Conference will be August 8-11, 2013. It will be an inspirational weekend dedicated to dreams, art, poetry, music, and authentic expression. I’ll be offering writing workshops and I hope to see you there!



From Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

I have this idea that the reason we have dreams is that we’re thinking about things that we don’t know we’re thinking about–and those things, well, they sneak out of us in our dreams. Maybe we’re like tires with too much air in them. The air has to leak out. That’s what dreams are.

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Metaphor from Advent

A great mage’s reaction to the Copernican revolution:

He knew, needless to say, that Copernik was wrong. He knew it the same way he knew that spring followed winter, that water flowed downward. For decades he had been perfectly familiar with the several virtues of the fixed and the wandering stars. Seated in his observatory […]

Upcoming Dreams and Sandplay Workshop

Writing hard books

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

― Madeleine L’Engle

How (NOT) to Wrap a Cat for Christmas

Charles Johnson on Writing and Dreaming

Writing is a lot like dreaming. You’re creating a dream for the reader. John Gardner used to call a work of fiction a vivid and continuous dream. Vivid because a work of fiction should have all of that vividness that a dream has in its details. And it should be continuous in the sense that […]

Henri visits the vet

40 Inspirational Speeches in 2 Minutes

This is a bit sillier than the video on Tuesday!