My son Devin loves quantum physics, video games and intergalactic studies. His favorite number is infinity, favorite food is breakfast, and favorite color is: “all of them, even the ones that human eyes can’t see.” He does NOT like: haircuts, long walks, or the fact that the bees are disappearing. Read the rest →
Ever heard of Flash Fiction? Or Mini- Sagas? Here are 21 short stories. During a private lovers retreat to Joshua Tree, I took an informal workshop with creativity coach Tatyana Brown who introduced me to 50 word stories. It’s a simple craft. Read the rest →
Laurie Handlers gives great interview! We had a deep and intimate conversation on her Free Talk Radio show: Sex and Happiness. Read the rest →
It may be impossible to describe God in words, but a writer is not burdened by what’s possible.
I am a lover of poetry, literature, and performance. I am a collector and curator of words. Following is a short list of my all time favorite quotes. Read the rest →
I had the tremendous honor of leading a Celebration of Life for my dear friend, student and sister, Cindy Davis.
A community of over 50 friends and family gathered around a bonfire at Moonlight beach in Encinitas for a multi-denominational ritual and to share memories and stories of how she touched our lives. Read the rest →
A dear friend and creative colleague, Dave Booda is launching a new online radio show about writing for artists called “Darken the Page.” It’s is advice he was given by one of his favorite authors, Steve Chandler.
Following is a free online podcast interview (audio download) for writers and artists about the writing process. Read the rest →
By Twinkle Marie Manning.
Being on Sabbatical in Southern California in the dead of winter has its perks. Not the least of which has been spending time getting to know many unique wellness practitioners including Tziporah Kingsbury, an Intimacy Expert and Integrated Breath Work Specialist. Read the rest →
“I wonder what will happen when I wake up tomorrow. Will I be sad that I’m not in Hawaii?” Devin (age 8) says on the airplane home after almost 2 weeks on the Big Island. Ever since he was born, Michael and I have traveled with him to study a variety of intentional communities. Read the rest →
In honor of my son’s 8th birthday, today, I re-print his Birth Story:
Baby Devin Echo McClure was born 7 Lbs. 12. Oz. 21 inches on Jan. 13th 2007
For someone who’s never felt a birthing contraction, the closest thing I can compare it to is orgasm– except instead of producing pleasure, the sensation is anywhere between a light fluttering and an excruciating seizure–that lasts from 20 seconds to a couple of minutes. Read the rest →