Ri

Here, the trainee finally reaches a place where things simply flow. Watching a great martial arts master go through his paces, seeing the confident fluidity in the performance and  noting as well how the master imparts a certain distinctive original flair is a “ri event.” So too with great writers. They’ve internalized the conventions of their…

Why Write….

Philip Schultz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, wrote in the Sept. 4, 2011 New York Times,  that to learn to read and write is the human effort to find a way to be less alone. For the writer, the craft is just that–a way to reach out, to connect with others, to take all those images and ideas that…

Bowing In: Walking the Creative Path

You don’t do it simply because it’s hard. You do it because it’s meaningful. It requires persistence, the mastery of skill, and a capacity for ruthless self-criticism. It’s not for learning and the satisfaction of putting it into practice is something that’s got hold of you. At a certain point, you don’t do it because you can; you…