‘Creativity in Action’ Articles

I write, therefore I will write about writing. Or comic books, movies, cartoons, the writing of others, or any other form of BAM!…creation.

No, Spice is the Spice of Life

No, Spice is the Spice of Life

  “He who controls the Spice controls the universe.” -Baron Harkonnen, Dune, 1984   Flavor. Totally awesome eating is all about flavor. Salty, sweet, savory or spicy—alone or in a balanced dance—flavor beats my other two food priorities; volume and texture, as the key to succulent satisfaction. And, y’know what? Flavor is free. Spice is [Continue]

Wholesome Horror

Wholesome Horror

Horror as a genre, is like the carnival geek; it evokes ridicule, misunderstanding and has had a history of being looked down upon by the masses. But to some, like me, it’s way cool. In recent years, shows like The Walking Dead have brought the horrific from the shadows and at least onto cable. Entire [Continue]

Six Word Selah

Six Word Selah

Selah: To pause and reflect. Ancient Hebrew I first came across the word selah in my undergraduate Jewish Poetry and Wisdom Literature class. It’s found in both styles of writing and is most often used to really get the reader to stop and think about what they’ve just read. It may only be the ancient [Continue]

Maximum Mexican!

Maximum Mexican!

“Anytime there is mexican food around, you can bet I’ll be eating it. I’m not a chocolate person and I’m not into sweets. I’m a meal person.” -Eva Longoria   I adore Mexican food every time of year (and, every time of day—even for breakfast) but this is even more true in the Fall. Perhaps [Continue]

A Big Bite of Spring

A Big Bite of Spring

  The air is warm, the lawns are green and the season of picnics is upon us. But, can a reformed fat guy still shout a resounding “Huzzah!” and remain healthy? I say yes. By punching up flavor and pumping up tasty food quantity and getting the most bang for your calorie, you can have [Continue]

The Stones of Miles

The Stones of Miles

  “Direction is more important than speed. We are so busy looking at our speedometers that we forget the milestone.” -Anonymous I do a lot of work with milestones in therapy. They’re great conceptually because they’re heavy, concrete objects to which we can tie all sorts of life experience. Even ephemeral changes in thinking or [Continue]

Chatting on the Bleeding Edge

Chatting on the Bleeding Edge

“ is not as common or as practiced as I once believed…we need weapons in the war against disconnection and misinterpretation.” -Me, Fantasy Contact and Real Communication (2011) The befuddled ranting of a Philadelphia Court Judge (in front of me and my patient) inspired the article quoted above. Today I am inspired by much more [Continue]

The Peril of Pinterest

The Peril of Pinterest

  “ the ability to find meaning in imagery. It involves a set of skills ranging from simple identification (naming what one sees) to complex interpretation on contextual, metaphoric and philosophical levels…Objective understanding is the premise of much of this literacy, but subjective and affective aspects of knowing are equally important.” -Philip Yenawine, [Continue]

The Fat Guy’s Guide to Health: Volume One*

The Fat Guy’s Guide to Health: Volume One*

  “Ya gotta love wat’cha eat!” -Andi, My Weight Watchers Leader I’ve been contacted by a kind and encouraging number of you who’ve said things that fall into two main categories: 1) “You’re an inspiration to me!” 2) “Alright, buddy. Make with the recipes already.” To those of you in category one, I say, “Thank [Continue]

A Small Death; A Global Voice

A Small Death; A Global Voice

  “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” -Thomas Campbell Back in April, as a way to put my small, small words behind a project (and a Kickstarter) that I dearly believe in, I interviewed Jessica Vale about her time in Liberia working on the documentary Small Small Thing, which [Continue]

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