Links Mt Shasta area businesses and lightworkers community directory, including a community calendar and Mt Shasta Resource Book.

Celtic Guitar Music Glenn Weiser has written several volumes of Celtic music arranged for fingerstyle guitar. His site contains reviews of his books, Celtic discogaphies, and magazine articles he has written on Celtic guitar.

Woodstock School of Art is where I’ve been learning to paint since 1994. I am still learning. Classes are available in oil, watercolor, pastels, drawing, printwork, and more. This is a very friendly place to learn painting.

Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) I am a member of WAAM, which has monthly exhibitions, classes, and lectures about art.

Writing Links
Query Shark Watch your toes. The Shark takes no prisoners. Here is some of the best advice you’ll ever find about writing a query letter.

Nathan Bransford’s Blog To the regret of many, Nathan Bransford is no longer a literary agent, but he still knows a lot. This site also has a number of active discussion boards. If you want to meet fellow writers, this is the place.

National Writers Union If you don’t think writers need a union, visit this site, and you might change your mind. I am a member.

Official Website of J.R. Turner Jenny is an old friend and a terrific and prolific writer. Check out her books.

Antellus – Books and Ebooks by Theresa M. Moore

Discover New Books and Authors
At These Blogs and Web Sites
Indiebooks features independently published books. They were kind enough to feature mine.

Indie Book Lounge Pull up a chair, relax, and discover new writing talent.


Mindfulness and the 12 Laws of Karma

I write a lot of words here. Since U.S. residents are currently recovering from a long holiday weekend, I’m replacing text with an on-target video. Here’s one I enjoyed about the 12 laws of karma. (For your reference, I don’t know if there are 3, 6, 12, or 24 laws of karma.) For the time-pressed, this video is 1:28 minutes long. Watch it here.

Holiday Flashmobs

I love flashmob videos, and I’ve searched for some that express the highest ideals of the holiday spirit. It was one of my best excuses ever to spend time on YouTube.

I wish you all a lovely holiday season and the best New Year ever.

Beautiful dance moves and a surprise ending that redefines Christmas.

Redefining Christmas:

This remains one of my favorites.

Hallelujah Chorus in the Food Court

This isn’t holiday themed, but it took place during the holiday season and must have given a lift to many weary travelers.

Flashmob in Denver Airport:

A virtual flight to the North Pole

Westjet’s 2012 surprise

Have you ever noticed that two or more kittens instantly create a flashmob?

Kittens help put away Christmas ornaments

Paying it Forward and Also Back

I’m getting authorial this month by participating in a collective promotion for indie authors, Indiethon May. The authors will have articles posted on the blogs of others. I will have two guests this month.

I find such group activities to be one of the nicest aspects of independent publishing. It’s a great way to meet nice people—much better than parties, which I generally don’t like.

It also gives readers a chance to discover some new authors. I welcome you to visit the central site for this experience at

My book, Big Dragons Don’t Cry, will be featured on Saturday. If you’re not familiar with it, this is where it lives on Amazon. The dragon gets lonely and would like visitors.

This Week’s Post is Short

Very short. Because I am humbled at the moment. (It won’t last.) I’ve just finished watching a video about Louise Hay, best known for her book, You Can Heal Your Life.

If you’re familiar with her work, you’ll enjoy this video.

If not, consider giving it a look.

Creativity can express itself in many forms, and every moment in life calls us to either choose to do what we’ve always done or to choose to move forward into a dangerously exciting and creative future. You Can Heal Your Life

Happy Holidays to All

I was thinking it’s too early to make New Year’s resolutions. The truth, however, is that it’s never too early.

Another truth is that I haven’t made any yet. However, I’m a member of a writers’ group to which I’ve belonged for over 12 years, and one of our traditions is to make individual lists of resolutions and share them with the other members.

This is called keeping us honest.

It means that for the next few weeks, I’m going to be thinking about and writing down what I plan to accomplish for the coming year. I have two possible ways of looking at this project. One is to make goals I know I can achieve. The other is to dream big.

Dreaming big appeals to me. It calls forth the best in me, including resources I might otherwise allow to lie dormant. It has risks, though, as dreaming big always does.

The principal risk involves how I deal with what I could call failure, i.e., not achieving everything on my list. I can beat myself up for that, and I’m pretty good at it. I can also accept that not every dream gets fulfilled according to a timetable and believe that setting one in motion is its own reward.

I think I’ll vote for Plan B.

To be continued.