Category Archives: Creativity

Summer’s Signature

The first summer cocktail I invented came from necessity, as most good things do. My sister, Chris, was visiting some years ago over the summer and we watched Grey Gardens or part of it. She has to this day never … Continue reading

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The Summer of Enchantment

This summer I vowed to find enchantment in every action and not just from the results of the action. To remember to do this I drew, or had someone else draw, a symbol, art, or faux tattoo on my right … Continue reading

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Truth in Fiction

There’s a world of difference between truth and fact. Facts can obscure the truth.  – Maya Angelou The difference between the truth and facts is demonstrated in many ways in writing, life and reality TV. Baring the last on that … Continue reading

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Creating Change

My friend John asked to help with a Releasing Ceremony, which is a ritual that focuses on letting go of something that no longer serves us. I give classes on things like life balance, behavior change, setting goals, finding your … Continue reading

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The Philosopher of Venice Beach

My friend Layne introduced me to the Philosopher of Venice Beach, (PoVB) two weeks ago Sunday. It was the craziest church service I had ever attended. Granted it was just the boardwalk and this was not his vocation but all … Continue reading

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Giving Chase

Let’s get this straight, it’s not like I went around talking to dead people. They started it is all I am saying. My name is Max Chase and I am a school counselor for the love of god I work … Continue reading

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The lesser of two evils

That is what I am doing right now: choosing to write this article rather than work on a screenplay. The reality is I feel like doing neither, even a nap today feels like too much work. It is one of … Continue reading

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Sophomore Slump?

My second book is ready to be shopped around to agents. I did this briefly with my first book, a memoir, but realized that nobody was going to buy the poor man’s version of Eat Pray Love with a sarcastic … Continue reading

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I Would Give Up a Lung

The assignment was for each team of two to research their assigned organ and give an oral report. This announcement promptly caused my first panic attack, I was in 6th grade. Elyse Pector and I researched and wrote our report … Continue reading

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The Consultation

Dear Our Lady of the Perpetual Short Attention Span I am praying to you for help and Oh look a humming bird guidance

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