Category Archives: Creativity

A Simple Straight-Forward Message for a Complex Convoluted Time

This is about “Happy New Year”, my holiday greeting card to the world, a song I wrote three years ago, performed by my lovely and extremely talented wife and myself, here in my home studio in Japan. I believe it offers a simple straightforward message for a complex convoluted time. Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion – Part 2

Desperate times call for desperate measures. But this? “Buy my book or I’ll shoot this dog”? That’s disgusting! Insane! Maybe you should buy my book so I can get psychiatric help. Continue reading

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Shameless Self-Promotion – Part 1

In my last posting, I generously offered advice on how my readers can reduce stress and introduce unparalleled happiness into their lives. This is the first in a series of articles on how my readers can reduce stress and introduce unparalleled happiness into MY life. Continue reading

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P is for popular . . . S is for stupid!

As you probably know by now, I’m not a humble person. But recently I received a blow to my ego that sent me reeling. I may never recover. It has to do with something covered with fur. Continue reading

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John Rachel poet? Is this a joke?

I just got four poems published. Does this herald some epic breach in the edifice which has been over centuries the steadfast defense of good taste against assaults by dilettantes, pretenders, and other faux-creative rabble? Am I losing my mind? Does my chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight? At least there’s a scientific answer to the last of these queries. All else is shrouded in mystery, yet dispersed by widespread dispassion — meaning, “Who cares?” The yawns unanimously carry the vote again. Continue reading

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It’s a very special time of year!

May the new year finally bring peace to the world. May we discover and embrace the understanding needed to live together in genuine and lasting harmony. Continue reading

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Squeak . . . woof . . . meow . . . tweet

Here, based on how many times they were “retweeted” or “favorited”, are some of the more popular verbal excretions that I oozed into the swirling torrent of Twitter burble over the past year. Continue reading

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Just a theory . . .

What was just a theory yesterday can become a reality today and new possibilities will define all our tomorrows … at least, in theory. Continue reading

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The Man Who Loved Too Much Trilogy

Six years of hard work and my trilogy is now complete. In the metaphysical order of the Universe, it rivals the Trinity in its profundity and impact on the world. Some will understandably claim it is an inspired work channeling that which have driven great men to make sense out of the human condition. Others will say it’s just more passive-aggressiveness springing from unresolved adolescent issues and partially descended gonads. Decide for yourself. Death threats should be attached to a $100 bill. Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

What a crazy idea! Suggesting that people can and should get along, that we should have peace in our lives and in the world at large. But that’s just the crazy kind of guy I am! Continue reading

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