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Leaps of Faith: Under Water

Leaps of Faith: Under Water

In March, 2017, The Sun Magazine included my flash nonfiction “Under Water” in its “Reader’s Write” column.  The theme?  Leaps of faith.

An audio version of my work was included in a podcast for AIRSLA (Automated Internet Reading Service of Los Angeles, www.airsla.org), a non-profit organization that provides online podcasts of news, information, and entertainment for those who are sight-impaired or reading-impaired.

It’s a lovely rendering of my words (even if my name is mispronounced).  Take a listen; I hope you like it.

Reading About: the writer’s focus

Reading About: the writer’s focus

“The working artist will not tolerate trouble in her life because she knows trouble prevents her from doing her work. The working artist banishes from her world all sources of trouble. She harnesses the urge for trouble and transforms it in her work.”

“Self doubt can be an ally.  This is because it serves as an indicator of aspiration. It reflects love, love of something we dream of doing, and desire, desire to do it. If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), ‘Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?’ chances are you are.”

The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident. The real one is scared to death.”

— Steven Pressfield

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Perspective

Perspective

airplane forced perspectiveYou think you’re looking at one thing — but then, something happens, and the perspective shifts.  When you adjust the focus, you come to see that something else has been going on all along. You thought you were just trying to lose a few pounds, but then you realize that you’ve developed beautiful muscles. You thought your work was preparing you for one type of career, but then you discover that you’ve become equipped for something else entirely, something far better than you’d planned.  Was that a lightning bug or a comet?  Is Benito Cereno the ship’s captain or its hostage?  Is she really carrying the moon on her back?

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