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Be here now.

You look up at the mountain. You look out over the sea. You gaze as the sun is rising or setting.  Then it finally hits you… the mountain, the sea, the sunrise and sunset need no explanation. They need no help in getting their point across. They simply are perfect just as they are. And […]

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Courage in uncertain times

I have been writing about courage in uncertain times. The only way to meet today’s challenges is to have a brave heart. The hero’s journey requires courage. We are living in days of uncertainty.  Between natural events or manmade crisis of one sort or another we find ourselves questioning the very fabric of who we […]

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The encounter

I was sitting on the railing. It was outside   a movie venue in Telluride at the film festival. A staff person came up to me and asked if I was Michael. She than said Michael’ last name.  I looked at her for a moment. My mind was spinning. I said no but that name […]

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A question

A question.  The why.  Time is racing by. The years keep flying by. Yet so many still are not telling their true story. Are not living a life of passion and fulfilled dreams. I spoke with someone yesterday about how so many are just phoning their life in.  Yet I have so many friends who […]

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These days

These days. You wonder will the center  hold. Will the better angels seize the hearts and minds of the people. Hour of the Wolf is that time when you wake up to the challenge. It becomes your individual choice.  How do you define yourself. Are you a hero or a victim. Choose to have a […]

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in these five breaths

each breath holds an answer. each breath tells a story. each breath is the first and last of its kind. it exists for only that moment.  think about it. amazing. your life exists in each breath and only in each breath. you live from breath to breath. take this moment to appreciate the gift of […]

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The singular moment

You can usually sense it. That singular moment when time, space, events, fate, and passion all meet. That exquisite experience when the moment is joined with the desire to do and be more.  In Hour of the Wolf I write about the hero’s moment. The high noon moment.  That moment when the challenge and the […]

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In These Five Breaths

What would you do in your last five breaths?  Can there be salvation in the last five breaths ?  Can you solve the puzzle that is you and your life in the last five breaths. This is the theme of my new book in progress. No breath is wasted. Each breath holds the promise of […]

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The loss

There is this sense of loss. The loss of the mystery of it all. The magic that is life. The majesty that is the day. The beauty of time. Yet there is now so much noise. So much chatter. So much self stuff that the context of it all is lost. Between the constant chatter […]

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Future history

It is not an oxymoron.  Future history. Unless you can put your life in context with both your whole story and the grand story that we are all part of …past, present and future…you are blinded by simple distractions and obstacles. We all have the challenge. The climb. But they can blind us unless we […]

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