Category Archives: Stories

How To Be a Hero

Quests and Fairy Tales revolve around the idea of a person stepping up to volunteer to undertake a task others find impossible or do not want to do. First responders are a good example of such volunteers. They run towards the disaster instead of away from it. In fairy tales, the king puts out a challenge: Who will step up to slay the dragon? In more modern stories, a hero is needed to defeat more practical evil: dictators, kidnappers, murderers.

Anyone can grow into being a hero. Here’s how. read more

new novel …The Paths Home: A Journey of Becoming

The Paths Home: A Journey of Becoming was published in June 2017 and is available on Amazon. Search Paths Home Logan or go to

Cory Waters is caretaker of a special place, an estate where totem animals—spiritual guides—come to renew their spirits. Cory knows there is a much larger and divinely given purpose for his life. With the help of his animals, he seeks to discover his higher calling and to find his place in the universe. As Cory journeys into the wilderness of his heart and his soul, he uncovers his hidden truths and journeys ever closer to his spiritual home. He discovers unexpected and wondrous parts of himself that he had no idea existed or could exist. He learns how to keep what is important, while finding ways to change, to venture into the new—to become. As Cory likes to say, “Everyone has the capability inside them to do what they are meant to do, to become who they are meant to be, and to offer their particular talents.” read more

The Beauty in Being Broken

A perfect afternoon for a stroll. She grabbed her keys and, leaving her phone at home, she looked both directions from her front door before deciding to walk down to the park. It was less than a mile, but the walk might clear her head and relax her body. She looked at the trees and sky. Weather at the beginning of summer was always so weird. Some days felt blistering while others seemed more like fall. Today had more of a fall feel: warm sun, cool breeze. Some flowers were blooming while others seemed to be deciding if they should. Much like people. Some bloom no matter what is going on in their lives. She wasn’t one who bloomed easily. read more

Remember Your Dreams: A Practical Guide

I sometimes hear people say, “I don’t dream.” Everyone dreams, but not everyone remembers them. There are several things you can do to help you remember. They fall into the categories of 1) priming your unconscious, 2) how to fall asleep, and 3) recording.

Priming Yourself

If you do not remember your dreams, do the following during the day. Let your mind wander. Day dream about things you would like to dream about at night. Actually, just start daydreaming in general. If you can remember some images, let thoughts of them flit through your conscious mind. Either way, don’t dwell too much on details. read more

Behind the Stories: Websites of Symbols

I use a number of interesting websites when I write. I thought some of you might be interested in looking through them on your own. My style of writing can be called visionary, mystic, new age, metaphysical and spiritual. I write to encourage others towards personal transformation.

My characters seek to improve their understanding of their place and purpose in the universe in order to improve their lives and the lives of people with whom they come in contact. Therefore, many of the websites are about symbols, chakras, creative use of numbers (numerology), and religions/ philosophies. I Google everything (Who doesn’t!) and use Wikipedia a lot, too, as well as sites that provide meanings of names. I’ll not get into a discussion of incorrect info on the web. We all know it’s there. So, I check several sources. read more

Lost and Found

Rod Stewart’s cover of Broken Arrow was playing in the store. He noticed because a person does not ordinarily hear that song in the mall. As he cocked his head to listen, a man leaning against the wall approached him.

“Do you like found objects?” the man asked.

“Not particularly.” He started to move on.

“Oh, too bad; they’re significant.”

“Why is that?” He wasn’t interested in either the man or his ideas, but a gentleman by nature, he stopped instead of brushing by. read more

The Oneness: The Man in the Mask and Other Art

When I attended Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD, the student center often hosted interesting and unique art shows. One memorable show was Dick Termes’s fascinating, rotating spheres that are like viewing objects reflected in something curved except that his spheres are both the curved reflector and the object being reflected. The pictures on his website do a much better job of showing you what they are than any description I can offer. You can Google his name.

My favorite show was of Native American art. I do not remember but am assuming it was art of the Lakota Sioux. The only piece I remember clearly was a pot, or maybe it should be called a vase. The pot, in size between a cantaloupe and a basketball, was the shape of an egg and sat upright on its larger end. The first thing that made the pot unusual was that the opening, at the top of the smaller end, was jagged as if an egg had been cracked around as it would be if it were sitting in an eggcup. read more

The Magic: The Man in the Mask and Other Art

I have a friend who says he doesn’t believe in magic. I probably have a number of friends who would say the same. My guess is they are thinking of “magic” shows on TV and in Las Vegas. They must not be acquainted with real magic.

In the Robbie Robertson song Broken Arrow, the singer asks, “Who else is gonna bring you a broken arrow?” The “magic” most people think of is the type where a broken arrow could show up out of the blue, simply materialize in front of you. That’s not magic. If you are to receive something, someone has to bring it to you, or you have to find it. Real magic is in the meaning you attach to the whole experience, which starts with someone finding the object. It then moves onto the person’s thinking of you and actually picking up the object and bringing it to you. The final step is when you accept the object. The magic is in the intent and manifestation and, ultimately, in the higher meaning you assign to the experience, which can include both the giver’s and your experiences. read more