Sunday with Hearts of Space and books about writing

Sunday morning I look forward to Hearts of Space’s new music program for the week. This week’s program is called Crystal Cosmos. I love this music and I subscribe to the radio station broadcast on a yearly basis. You can hear the music for free on Sundays if you wish at

This morning I read a post on Facebook asking what books I liked about writing? My answer was The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White. For some reason, I couldn’t recall another book that I love, Eat, Shoots and Leaves. I have the book somewhere but couldn’t find it this morning. Therefore I ordered it on Amazon.

My publisher Lindy Casey, Salt of the Earth Press, mentioned that she loved Stephen King’s book: On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. I have not read it even though it was published in 2000. Gees am I ever behind the times. I ordered the book on Amazon and expect I will be reading it within two weeks.

Right now my house is undergoing a restoration. All the windows and doors are being replaced with heat saving forest green windows and doors. It looks so Up North with its chocolate painted redwood house. I love it. I need to replace 11 trees that were blown down on July 1, 100 mph winds. I can see the property with more evergreen spruce trees. Even though I am dedicated to creating a native edible landscape. I can visually see the green landscape that I wish to create.

My writing comes from imagination and creativity. I envision the landscape and what I want to do. Then I co-create it. Somehow this is easier writing for me at the moment than sitting down to do a writing project, Field Guide for the Monarch Butterfly Habitat.



With my house full of contractors, I can’t work in my office right now, outside of sneaking into the office at night to type a little and answer emails. Soon the job will be completed and I can put my house back in order. Do you know how difficult it is to write when the house is all tore up? My brain just doesn’t function well under these circumstances. It will take me a few days to put all the furniture back in place, paintings up and restore the books to book shelves. Right now they are sitting in the middle of the living room in boxes.

Well writing friends, that’s it for today. Happy Sunday from a far away place in Northwest Wisconsin.

Lori Pirone a young Visual Artist in Brooklyn, NY creates Video

Lori Pirone, Brooklyn, NY, and I spoke sometime after August 26, 2011. She had read my book My Name is Butterfly online through Amazon. Lori asked my advice about publishing and she mailed me a copy of her work titled Transform. The Visual Art script wanted critiquing . I read it and gave a few suggestions about the content in its relationship to butterflies.

I suggested Lori learn how to create a Blog in order to start publishing. She created a Visual Arts Blog that expresses her complex thoughts and added visual art, music and poetry to the mix. I am amazed at how quickly she adapted and is using media. poetry and music to create Resurrection. I am enchanted with her work.

It reminds me of youth today of which Lori is one. They are questioning what the world has to offer them and future generations? I can feel their questions about society. There is a disconnect between what youth of today are experiencing in a global economic meltdown and what 1 percent of the population experiences in  an economic divide.  I think perhaps Resurrection speaks to the Occupy Movement.

Many kindred spirits are connected in a spider web of primitive knowledge. We have resonated the vibration and learned much from ancestors and Native Americans who have co-existed along side of dominant society for hundreds if not thousands of years. They do not assimilate and either do we.

We are all connected to each other and the forest, plants, fish, birds, animals, water and sky. We are all part of a primitive Earth that is a virtual Garden of Eden. We want to preserve it and leave a footprint of peace, economic wellness and nature for future generations.

I believe that Lori is just at the tip of sharing her introspection of the world through her eyes and Visual Arts . I expect great things of her. This young woman is talented. Keep your eye on Lori and her Blog at