Meditation as a Way of Life

There’s that famous Buddhist proverb that goes something like “When the student is ready, the Master appears”. That goes for pretty much anything in life. The law of affinity attracts  people to us  and opens pathways when we are ready to see and use them. Here comes a very wise and useful spiritual guidebook to put […]

Are YOUR Affairs in Order?

When I first heard that my long-time friends Terrie and John Hull were publishing a book, I was really taken by surprise. Who ISN’T writing a book these days. And as information began to leak out about it, Terrie and Jon really got me curious. They were dropping small hints for months on Face Book. […]

The Interior Life of Nick Jaina

Let’s start with a question. Do you recall knowing what you were good at as a kid. What were you confident doing? Some know right away. For Nick? Writing songs. That rhythmic layout on the page: a few lines, a refrain, some more lines, and only later came picking up an instrument to add the […]

Don’t Know Much About

With the presidential election short days away, time to get historical perspective from the author of the million-copy selling, Don’t Know Much About History. Don’t Know Much About the American Presidents is newest book from historian Ken Davis is as lively and informative as his history series. This one now adds a new dimension to […]

Zombies invade Portlandtown

Local author Rob DeBorde’s new book Portlandtown just hit shelves. Perfect timing. Meet Rob DeBorde at Powell’s Books on Hawthorne Monday, 10/29/12 at 7:30pm. He’ll sign books and do some “light reading”, as he puts it. Rob stopped by to talk about the art of writing and using one’s imagination, full tilt. Enjoy our conversation […]

The Great Meat Cookbook

So what’s up with the bacon shortage and what about grassfed versus organic and what do we need to know about “underappreciated” cuts of meat? It’s all here in The Great Meat Cookbook, Everything You Need to Know to Buy and Cook Today’s Meat. Listen to a conversation with Chef Bruce Aidells.