I am madly working away . . .


. . . So please don’t expect much fresh content between now and the end of 2015.

I’m currently absorbed with finishing up the final draft of my Graduating Manuscript Thesis, in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Fine Arts through the Stonecoast MFA in Creative Writing Program. Participating in a low residency MFA writing program has been a deeply satisfying and rewarding process but, let me tell you, it is certainly one of those endeavors where “the more you put in, the more you get out.” So–for the last two years-plus–I have made the conscious decision to throw myself into the program, perhaps to the detriment of other pursuits, such as this blog. Never fear, things will soon be brought back into balance. Unless, of course, they’re not . . .

Meanwhile, I may do the odd post here and there, plus I am planning a new blog design that will be effected early in 2016.

Also, I will be facilitating the fourth annual Write Meditation Retreat at Wonderwell Mountain Refuge retreat center in Springfield, New Hampshire. The retreat begins on October 16, 2015. Information can be found at:

Wonderwell Mountain Refuge

The event page listing is at:

Write Meditation Retreat 2015

In the meantime, wishing you the best with your creative pursuits. More coming soon . . .

Colloquy on Buddhism in America begins today

Today is the start of the five-week discussion group I’m facilitating for Colloquy Downeast on Buddhism in America. During this colloquy, we will be examining the three main expressions of Buddhist practice in the United States—Vipassana, Zen, and Tibetan Buddhism. Along the way, we will discuss what makes Buddhism an accessible spiritual tradition in our modern world and how Buddhism addresses universal issues such as suffering, compassion, wisdom, and inquiry into the essential nature of existence.

You can see more information about the colloquy and a link to Colloquy Downeast at a separate blog page I’ve posted.