Archive for June 2009

That's some good place…

The lonely, perfect beach at the end of Skerwink Trail, Newfoundland (photo: Ron Davis) As I’ve doubtless said before, I am drawn to the wild and windswept places in the world, and few spots fit the bill like Newfoundland where The Best Beloved and I recently spent a holiday. Twenty-two years ago, when he and…

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View from the mountaintop II – Spiritual journal

My last post was about the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly in Tennessee, where I went recently to lead a workshop on keeping a spiritual journal. In that post I talked about Monteagle and the people there. Today I’ll talk about the workshop itself. There’s a line in The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous about a…

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From the mountain top

I recently went to Tennessee to teach a workshop on keeping spiritual journal at the Monteagle Sunday School Assembly on the mountain top near Sewanee (not to be confused with the river or the song of similar name). The Monteagle Sunday School Assembly entrance The church and gazebo on the mall Okay, I admit it,…

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Perfect books for magpies

I recently got back from a teaching trip to the Tennessee mountains, where I was teaching a course on keeping a spiritual journal. It was lovely, and more on that later, probably… on my return, however, I discovered a crashed computer and have spent the last 48 hours working on it, with about five hours…

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To Self-Publish or Not To Self-Publish

Do it yourself publishing I frequently get letters from emerging fiction writers, asking me what I think about self-publishing. What a difficult question. The truth is that (and these words may come back to haunt me one day) I can’t imagine self-publishing. I’m sure there are some reputable companies out there. I’m know there are…

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