A Post About Empathy

Jan 28, 2012 by

Years ago, I was doing a lot of business travel. And I do mean a lot. I was supplementing my writing income as a public speaker. It...

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Pay It Forward Conversation

Dec 10, 2011 by

Yesterday in Buellton, CA (which is approximately halfway between Los Angeles and the little town of Cambria, where I live) I met up...

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Pike’s Peak: Promises, P...

Oct 15, 2011 by

Here are a few photos from my hike up the Barr Trail to Barr Camp, which is 6.5 miles and 3,800 vertical feet, or a little better...

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San Simeon Point

Sep 5, 2011 by

This morning I left the house about 7:30 and hiked up to the tip of San Simeon Point and back. It’s not hugely different from...

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Vicarious Hiking, Anyone?

Aug 2, 2011 by

Today I got to do, for the fourth or fifth time, what I consider to be the world’s best hike. This is a highly subjective...

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The Truth About Me & The ...

Jun 29, 2011 by

Finally, the truth of my relationship with the Princess Lamballe. Well, right off the bat, I must admit we can’t have known each...

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Look Up and See the Whale

Jun 1, 2011 by

Almost every day, unless I’m traveling, or on a more strenuous hike somewhere else, I walk my dog Ella on the boardwalk at...

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My Boots Are Disco

May 25, 2011 by

I know when you hear the phrase disco boots, your mind goes in a very distinct direction. For the purposes of this blog post, it’s...

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Notoriously Unstable

May 4, 2011 by

Got your attention, didn’t I?  Now I hope you won’t be disappointed if this blog is only about Highway 1 north of...

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It’s Spring–I Can ...

Apr 6, 2011 by

Anybody besides me notice that the weather–which has been notoriously unpredictable as long as I’ve been alive to enjoy...

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About Gratitude and Clouds

Mar 30, 2011 by

                    It started when I was walking Ella on the boardwalk of...

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Please Pay This Forward

Mar 16, 2011 by

Over 40 years ago, a public high school teacher named Lenny Horowitz changed my life completely by helping me believe I could write....

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Five Ways to Jumpstart The Wor...

Jan 18, 2011 by

In my new young adult novel Jumpstart the World, Frank, my transgender character, tells Elle,”The world doesn’t always...

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The Book vs The Movie

Dec 8, 2010 by

I get a lot of questions about this one. Q: What did I think of the movie version of Pay It Forward? A: I thought the book was...

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I owe it all to Lenny

Dec 1, 2010 by

I can’t define myself as a writer without mentioning Lenny Horowitz, my high school English teacher. I never called him Mr....

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About the Truth

Nov 23, 2010 by

I tend to think of myself as someone who speaks my mind fairy easily. So I’ve been quite surprised by my recent foray into a...

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A Post About A Bookstore

Nov 17, 2010 by

My first true mentor was author Jean Brody (Gideon’s House, A Coven of Women, Cleo). I met her when I first had the guts to...

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A Post About Happiness

Nov 11, 2010 by

A couple of months ago I bought a new pair of RayBans to replace an old scratched-up pair I’d had for years (I get terrible...

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Five Ways to Jumpstart the Wor...

Oct 27, 2010 by

In my new young adult novel Jumpstart the World, Frank, my transgender character, tells Elle,”The world doesn’t always...

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