Eagle Peak Annual

A short story by John Maberry. You'd be right if you think it's inspired by Serling and Castaneda. See more like it in an upcoming collection.
Ready to publish? How, choosing where and more.
Wayne Shorter tells it like it is in this short video clip.

The Fountain

1190 CE The shaman looked down on the towering mountain through the eyes of a raven. She was there, in the sacred spot, her hair aflame in the bright sun burning through the oracle window. He circled lower and lower over the dusky dun rocks. Finally he traversed the hole that gave those with the [...]

Becoming a Writer–Part 3

In part 2 we discussed where you might publish your writing and how to do it. We focused on tips, techniques and mechanics. Did you take all that in? Maybe as much as you feel you needed? You checked out some other resources and you are ready to put your work out to the world. [...]

Human Revolution

“A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of humankind.” So says Daisaku Ikeda, President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) the largest Buddhist organization in the world. To make this more understandable—and add [...]

Something New: Book Reviews

As a writer, editor and publisher I am still a reader. So here's a small sample of reviews you will find from my Goodreads author page, with very slight editorial revisions. You can't be much of a writer if you aren't also a reader. Politics, religion, classic works--you name it, I have read it. So [...]

Wayne Shorter Video–No Such Thing as Failure

There's no such thing as failure, explains Shorter. Rather, obstacles present opportunities. Watch this video to see how he encourages youth in California through his many years of experience as a musician. He is constantly reinventing himself, going in new musical directions. That becomes obvious listening to the clips from performances with various groups.

Worth Noting–Interesting Items on the Web

A new feature—links with synopses and some commentary on items curated from other sites which we think are worth checking out. In this first item, we will highlight “The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease,” a recent post by one of our favorites, Maria Popova, in her [...]

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch, founded in 1978, is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization working on human rights issues around the globe. Its staff of 400 country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics publishes more than 100 reports and briefings on human rights conditions in some 90 countries, generating extensive coverage in local and international media. With the leverage [...]