White Feather Archive Index

All my stuff in one place

Easy access to it all. I joined Medium in August of 2015 and have published well over a thousand stories, articles, and poems. Instead of scrolling and searching for hours here is a convenient list of everything I have published on Medium. Thanks for reading.

Fiction

(Scroll further down for non-fiction and click here for my Poetry Archive)

Dropping the Ball
And floating away

The Weekly Beach Dance
It’s a group thing

The Sound of Silence
And the sound of water

An Atypical Fire Drill
Kids say the weirdest things

Breaking Couch News
From the Twisted News Network

Doing Stuff
A weird winner

Farmer Joe
And why he shaved his head

Doctor Scrambler
Genius or snake oil salesman?

The Fruit Weirdo
And the little red wagon

Plugged In
The internet as an energy source

The Light of One’s Path
A tale of surrender

A Two Moon Encounter
Experiencing Her in the water

The Moment World War III Began
An in-depth historical investigation

Parameters of Funny
A delightful human contagion

Weather or Not
The weather girl and the weather guy

Community Service
Punishment or compulsion?

The Truth About Santa Claus
A story about Little Kathy’s bike

When Civilizations Collapse
And new ones begin

A Pint of Joy
Walking the urban asphalt

Palmer’s Horrifying Demise
A brave act of adventure

The Big No-thing
Romance under the stars

The Naked Woman
What was missing?

A Morning Ruined
Or was it?

Belly Singing
Penetrating music

White Feather’s Tip Jar

Tree Spooner
Going beyond handshaking

Thin Rectangular Boxes
A dystopian horror comedy

The Happiest Dude
Who just did not fit in

Meditating With Cats
Finding the right frequency

The Pink Bicycle
And the joy it could bring

Seeing the Beauty and Love
It’s so easy to forget

Selling Paragraphs in Envelopes
A radical concept

The Laughing Saint
Bernie pays a visit to Sal’s town

The Boss’s Blip
Or was it something far more severe?

A Witch Doctor Divorce
Looking through the fire

Another Wonderful Glorious Day
The story of an irritating boy

The Adamolar Death Ray
A fantasy tale of epic proportions

Magic Finger Superpower
The tragic tale of a loving boy

Getting the Window Seat
To some it is very important

Awakening From a Fourth of July Dream
The horror was very real

Can Laughter Change Math?
Can we see beyond numbers?

Relationship Temperatures
When thermostats get in the way

When the Cycles Turned
Change suddenly happened

The Twins
And their parents

Downtown Stroll
Death of a way of life

Amazing Discovery
New therapy changes life as we know it

Changing Vibrations
Encounters at Sunset (Microscopic Fiction Series #3)

Dance Partner
Microscopic Fiction #2 (Microscopic Fiction Series #2)

The Gift of Honey
Happiness in paradise

M and W
Just talking

A Different Door
Microscopic Fiction (Microscopic Fiction Series #1)

Lingering Vibes
One woman’s superpower

The Pizza Break-up
When food ended a relationship

Blessings of Life
The pond and beyond

Rock Hugging
Getting intimate with Gaia

Couch Potato
Furniture that kills

The Third Soul
Conversations with his mother

The Outlaw
Who rarely committed crimes

A World Without Right Angles
Is that the secret?

Jaspar’s Writing Gig
Selling stories on the freeway on-ramp

Animal Restaurant
The boy who fed animals

The Village Mute
And what might have happened to him

A Group Meeting
Concerning a divergence

The Fort
And the battles fought

The Changing of Thumbs
Inspired by flowers and thumbs

Sitting at the Window
Waiting for the sun

Frustrated Leadership
Unplanned for solidarity

The Hermit On the Mesa
And a growing global movement

The Great Epiphanyvirus
A new pandemic spreading like wildfire

A National Emergency
Quick response from the President

Just Another Ordinary Guy
Changing the program

The Stupid Writer
A tough day at the office

Skipping and Writing
A solution to the blank page?

The Joy Cabal
A very different kind of intrigue

The Taco Kart
A friend’s revolutionary business idea

Smoke Break
Success As a Waitress

Looking For Peace
On a planet at war

The Day It Finally Rained
Can you feel it?

Treasure Hunters
Finding treasure and moving on

The Hunter and the Bear
A tragic day in the snow

Sylvia and Ramon
And their perfect love

Conversation With an Idiot
Inside a noggin: A discussion about dancing

When Women Get Together
Things change

When the Universe Interrupts
It’s time for adventure

The Spanish Galleon
My short Taino life

Joy In Motion
What do you want to be when you grow up?

The Horrifying Writer’s Contest
Why the heck did I enter?

Gretel the Grammar Snob #8
Making the world better one sentence at a time

The Ketchup Fiasco
How a girl’s life was ruined

The Stink Terrorists
And how they stunk out a billionaire

Watching Him Kiss Another Woman
When love turns into war

Procession
Searching for safety and home

The Drifter
And her story

A World Without Success
Can there be joy?

Billionaire Blues
Can anyone help me?

Homecoming Queen
A girl who almost ruined everything

Sidewalk Art
Sociological neighborhood dynamics

Remembering
And forgetting

Fear of Flying
And an unconventional healing

Revenge Christmas
Flying high

The Dreaded Holiday Visit
Clearing the family cache

Sandcastles
A walk on the beach

An Unruly Girl
And what her parents went through

The Boy Who Slept Outside
And the family that missed him

Mass Hysteria in Maysville
An invasion of tourists and the army

The BTCEJ Sandwich
The art of having a pleasant day

The Journal
A trip through the darkness and back

Arguing Over Ugly
And making beautiful women smile

An Almost Typical Morning
Until something weird happened

A Girl In Paradise
There are no rainbows on the moon

Permission
Squeezing juice out of a rainbow

Party Resolution
A recluse begins a list

Bartholomew’s Thumbs
What world do you live in?

Location, Location, Location
And mojo

Getting Out of the River
Leaving the city

Sit Up Straight!
The Swami will see you now

What Not to Say at Office Meetings
The story of an accidentally successful author

Double Dare
Releasing fear through water and air

The Owl and the Hot Tub
Harbinger of change

Noggin Sponges
Fear, hate and ice cream

What Happened to the Kids?
When joy turned into fear

Looking Up
A world connected by sky

Making a Macho Man Cry
One of the highlights of my writing career

The Glacier
And the pilot light

The Award
Time to put the shoes on

Pumpkin Pie Tradition
When it used to mean something

Six Days in a Bomb Shelter
What is the opposite of doom and gloom?

Avoiding the Void
Acid corroding the heart

Emails From the Universe
A profound life-changing cyber anomaly

A Change of Purpose
A day in the life of a powerful woman

Murmuration
A dance of life

Snooze Button Sam
On the set of a sitcom

The Town and the Sea
A moment caught between the two

The Seekers Club
When someone quits

An Unlikely Hero
The old woman who cooked

Burger Joint Happiness
A meeting of two old friends

An Idea In One’s Pocket
It makes everything better

Visiting ‘The Field’
Where Selena went every day

The Laughter Fit
It was very, very scary

The Girl Named Happy
And the story of Mojo Valley

Tegucigalpa
And the kitten

The Group of Nine
And the circle of rocks

The Love Bomb Experiments
Have you tried it?

Going Beyond the Noise
A mouse in the house

The Girl With Auburn Hair
Falling in love at the ballpark

Lookout Point
Views and vibes

Backwards Billy
And the noggin doctor

Let the Halloween Stories Begin
It’s not too early is it?

Bennie: An Alien Among Us
And his mission on Earth

The Language of Trees
Can you hear it?

The Sound of Geese Landing On Water
A park bench conversation

The Woman in Another Dimension
And the rolling of eyes

The Annual Hill Race
Plus a different kind of race

Little Joey
And his writing dream

The Boy Who Would Not Sing
And the man whose voice saved everyone

Sheer Lunacy
To experience it go outside

Headley in the Rear-view Mirror
Direction and wind with no destination

Every Book Ever Written
The biggest library in the Universe

The Fool on the Hill
Transcending the city

Alfred the Butt Thief
A despicable bum and his job

The Cave
And the valley

Pedro
An artist in search of faces

Living in Boxes
The desert warrior and the writer

Railroad Crossing
A spell finally broken

Remembering Alimaka
A joyful tale of trans-dimensional teamwork

The Chariot and the Oracle
Getting grounded the hard way

Knocking at the Door
The life-shattering knocking at the door!

Ogre Mountain
Taking the side road

The Prince Who Yelled Into the Wind
And the heavens which responded

Walking Softly
Going beyond observation

The Sarcophagus
And the little girl

Magnetic Pole Dancing
It happens

That Guy
Encounter on a street corner

Ghost Walk
Invisibility interrupted

Five Days at the Petting Zoo
A windfall of joy

Feelings From the Future
Glimpses of a different home

Cold Turkey
When writing is an addiction

Cheesecake
Two women and a puzzle

Studying for the Force
He had to pass the test

The Miracles of the Singing Girl
Witnessing inexplicable miracles

Hero Single Mom
The day the car died

Caught in the Act
Cheating via typewriter

Runners and Walkers
A morning routine shattered

Three Single Women
And a non-sexual dude

Lunchtime Buzzkill
Upheaval at the Chinese Restaurant

The Girl and the Dog
And the village they saved

Paying the Rent
And going with the flow

How to Hide Money
A self-help tutorial

Tanner’s Brilliant Idea
To change the world

Noggin Jukebox Syndrome
A baffling case

Cigarettes and Peaches
A strange discussion about direction

Frisbee Fun
Two boys on a quest

The Epiphany Fire
Coming out of depression

Storms and Sticky-notes
When gratitude finally arrives

The Burly Man and the Little Boy
And thoughts on motherhood

All the World’s a Stage
And timing is important

Walking the Goat
On a hot summer day

Typing in Our Sleep
A revolutionary idea for writers

Stationary Bike
Fighting or transcending?

The Weather Complainer
Do you know someone like this?

Broken Heart
What it must feel like

The Fighting Couple
And the neighborhood they ruined

Taking Pictures Without a Camera
Persons A and B discuss the possibilities

The President’s Final Speech
Opening the door to change

Little Simon’s Ball
Fear, courage and love

The Sanctuary Room
And the very different morning

The Garlic Freak
Warding off a personal demon

The Stink
That only one person enjoyed

Group Discussion
Atypical chit-chat

Reunion Blues
Not going back

Headed For an Eruption
A mountain full of joy

The Old Man on the Street Corner
And his sign which no one read

Love in a Rowboat
Another wet love story

Panties on the Beach
The rain was coming down hard!

Shanda Went to See a Psychic
(But don’t tell anyone!)

A Different Kind of Fear
Feeling something imminent

Arbor Exhilaration
The birth of a park

Finding the Source
A journey through rock, water and sound

Irene’s Love the Earth Hike
And what it turned into

Burnt Toast
The terrible, rotten, miserable day

Springtime Love Games
What happens when the lilacs bloom

Human Watching
A power line with a view

Euphoria Street
Walking through paradise

Two Farmers in Michigan
And the invention that made them rich

The Story of the Sun People
And their monuments

Two Different Worlds
Separated by a pillow

A Little Spider Story
How do you react to spiders?

Willow Branches
Childhood adventures with the Great Mother

Throwing Rocks
What happened one day out at the lake

The Civilization Pioneers
Building a civilization from scratch

Bongos
And the playground of life

Uncle Fletcher
And the song he forced kids to sing

Jalapenos and Motorcycles
When Stacy showed Penny her garden

A Visit to the Psychic
And her 9 cats (A Lucas Winslow Story — Episode 9)

The Trouble With Hats
The beginning and end of the relationship

The Mystery of the Crying Woman
And the curse of Puesta del Sol Canyon (A Lucas Winslow Story — Episode 8)

The Day the Solar Panels Arrived
And all metal was removed from near the vortex (A Lucas Winslow Story — Episode 7)

The Day the Park Benches Arrived
And the first time Lucas saw the crying woman (A Lucas Winslow Story — Episode 6)

Lunch at the Rattlesnake Diner
The plans for disappearing (A Lucas Winslow Story — Episode 5)

The Lay of the Land
The day the accountant showed up (A Lucas Winslow Story — Episode 4)

Staring Into the Eyes of a Mountain Lion
And releasing all fear

The First Time Steve Showed Up
And Lucas thought he would be all alone (A Lucas Winslow Story — Episode 3)

A Place to Live and Die
Lucas Winslow, the tree whisperer (A Lucas Winslow Story — Episode 2)

The Smiling Office Angel
A tale of non-conventional office culture

The Couple Who Could Not Sit Still
Sex without borders

Being the Comfort
On comfort zones and nails

The Empty Field of Peace
A different kind of battle outcome

Nostalgia and Horror
And a cup of coffee to go

Gifts From Herself
A day filled with new things

The Christmas Eve Olfactory Terrorist Attack
More attacks are planned

Longing For a Different World
Love and adventure underground

The Friendly Show
S1, E1 — The Tamale Lady

An Empire Released
By the woman who changed it

Saving a Small Town
The old-fashioned way

Logan’s Walk
When it’s hard to move your legs

The Silent Teacher
Who may or may not still be alive (A Lucas Winslow Story — Episode 1)

Encounter With a Pickup Truck
Finding warmth in a cold world

The Great Turkey Fiasco of ‘65
Everyone’s memory of that Thanksgiving was different

Snowy Creek Motel
The tale of room number 9

The Wheelchair in the Swamp
A shocking discovery made by kids riding bikes

A Final Tree-hug
A big city good-bye

Story Deluge
It’s really coming down

Having Coffee With the Boyfriend
It was in no way a normal date

Teenage Girl in the Forest
What happened on the way home from school

The Cow and the Mosquito
And their diabolical plan!

The Baggage Wagon
How much are we hauling around from life to life?

How a Bird Changed Samantha’s Life
Helping her to break out of her zone

The Excuses Experiment
And the astonishing results

When Gavin Greeley Died
A flash tale of indifference in the workplace

The Ending and the Beginning
On the cusp of change

A Clean Slate
Moving across the country

Singing For Grandpa
Singing it forward

A Falling Leaf
Experiencing childhood musical trauma

When the Geese Fly
Prayers in a season of change

When Hummingbirds Attack
Four Santa Clauses walk into a bar

The Love Cabin
Not exactly the trip to the mountains they had expected

The Productivity Rule
Expansion and scale. Quantity over quality.

The Great San Francisco Wall
And the Great San Francisco Purge. A dystopian tale set in 2030.

Never-ending Catastrophe
Not your typical day at the park

The Angel and the Pier
And the waters of humankind

A Painter’s Forest
And how the painter’s life changed

Canyon Music
Soul connections to land

Family Meeting
When Grandma shared her news

The New Job
The freaking new job!

Finding Peace
At the end of conflict

The Whooping Crane Saga
A crazy story about talking birds and women who wear hats

The Woman Who Got Arrested
And the women who followed her

The Woman Who Laughed a Lot
It drove her husband cuckoo bananas

The Man Who Followed People
We all need a hobby

Longing For Paradise
Seeking renewal at the lake

Living on a Volcano
The importance of sitting around a campfire

Fighting Over Dead Celebrities
Or, ‘How To Ruin a Marriage’

The Best Ice Cream Ever
A story about freedom

Rain Music
Wet trans-dimensional auditory portals

King of the Hill
A Capitalist playground story

The Little Green Puppy
A bedtime story for humans

The Hand Holders
A radically different kind of love

What You Resist, Persists
A flash short story about an old farmer named Yulka

The Gas Station
Remembering the future

The Avenue
Artful jaywalking

Wally and His Lesbian Cousin Wendy
Over forty years later…

Writer’s Rehab
The first day of the rest of a writer’s life

Pompous Angels
And the planet that sucks them in

Deathbed Epiphany
Thirty years of forgiving others was not enough

Retracing His Steps
A journey leading back to the present

The Drunken Baseball Psychic
A story from the baseball twilight zone

The Girl Who Started an Art Revolution
And forever changed Athena Falls, Iowa

Full Moon in Costa Rica
A jeep, a goat, a full moon, and a trip to the shaman’s house

God’s Mirror
Awakening with a full bladder

A Certain Field of Dreams
A story about some weary travelers, a real estate agent and an energy vortex

The Death of a Rose Bush
And a home from the past

The Bay
The story of Rolina and the piano player

The Backwards Tale of Two Track Stars
And a frustrated master of ceremonies

That Damn Moon!
The frustrating journey of a misogynist

The Virginity Deadline
The day Marcus Crawley tried to become a man

Colder Than a….
A little boy goes for a walk in subzero temperatures

Benjanu
The story of a city-dweller and wild hyenas

Saving the Planet
A story about a computer geek, a junkie and an encounter at Dairy Queen

Santa Claus In a Pickup Truck
When Christmas turned sideways

The Goddess Within Her
And the light flowing out of her

Tribe of One
Jeremy just didn’t get it. This is his story

Ephemeral Beaches
The pendulum and the archaeologist

The Clothes of Our Perceptions
Gerard gets naked

Road Trip With a Dog
Oh! The incredible joy! The excitement!

Meadow of Silence
A place for listening

Repeatedly Mending a Broken Heart
What is the connection between music and love

The Purple Planet
A tale about some bored Gods

Houseplant Apocalypse
A plant-based near-death experience

Javier’s Aversion to Scarves
Love and resistance across centuries

Hanging Laundry
A story about mountains and socks

A Disgusting Halloween Story
Pizza delivery and trick-or-treaters

The Handkerchief and the Geese
Unstoppable tears

Snooze Button Man
And his beautiful mouth

Annie and the Train
Moving past the past

How to Trigger a Nuclear Explosion
The instructions go viral

Road Trip With an Angel
A short story about fun, fun, fun!

Rosalinda and the Psychic
The revelation of a kiss

The Blonde in the Red Sports Car
A sexy birthday story

Life’s a Beach
And then you cry (A morning at the beach that will make you smile.)

57 Chevy
A short trip into childhood

Valley of Visions
What the hell was I doing in California?

Feather Mojo
The death of an invincible warrior

Sonny and Talia
Cars, women, sex, violence, and erectile dysfunction

Gerghus
And his Airstream trailer

Refrigerator Nazi
Terror at the dinner table

Serial Killer at Large
The case of the mysterious salt shakers

The Old Man and His Snippers
How an entire neighborhood was affected

Tipping is Not a City in China
The writer versus the musician

Running With Ideas
It was a matter of urgency

Running Away From Battle
Will war ever end?

The Dog’s Water
Epiphany at the liquor store

Stepping On Legos
When siblings become writers

The Bookstore and the Feather Duster
Eddie’s bookstore experience

The Notebook and the Vomit
A writer’s story

Family Pandemonium
The hole, the bird, the cat, and the wolf-dog

Performance Anxiety
The horrifying moments just before the big concert

The Harmonica
The gift of love and music

Tribal Scenarios
A story about sub-soul-group A22 and the land where people forget

The Snowy Mountain
A story about knocking on doors

Know It All
Playground conversation goes awry

Past-life in Japan
A story about a man who kept running away

The Doorknob Bromance
A story about friendship

A Life-changing Cup of Coffee
It was cold and Roger needed a cup of joe

Novels and Serializations

Wind Chime Bandit (A short series)
Part 1: A Fitzpatrick/Rosario Police Thriller
Part 2: Dealing With a Global Threat
Part 3: Conclusion: Busted!

Castaway Writer (A short series)
Part 1: Life On a Deserted Island
Part 2: The Other Side of the Island
Part 3: The Volcano

Girlie (A short series)
Part 1: My One and Only Dog-sitting Gig
Part 2: The Second Best Job I Ever Had
Part 3: When My Paradise Vacation Ended
Part 4: The One-word Letter

Bernadette’s Rainbow Adventures (A novel)
Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 , Part 5 , Part 6 , Part 7

The White Pelican Bookshop Chronicles (Short stories)
Episode 1: Writing On Water
Episode 2: The Young and the Old (Coming sometime maybe)

Non-Fiction

Are You Still Opening Doors?
Are you blowing your mind?

The Ice Age Has Begun
Ice cream sales plummet

America’s Holy Land
Loving rocks on Turtle Island

Serendipitous Joy
Stitching together time and destiny

Eating Standing Up
And other eating disorders

When Eskimos Change Into Their Shorts
And one’s muse skips town

Prostitution and Divorce
And the difference between exchange and unconditional love

A Little Dolphin Story
A mojo-filled birth

We Are the Cosmos
Finding and living life

Shirley MacLaine’s Beard
Another celebrity encounter

Noggin Massage
Try it

White Feather
What my name means to me

One Trump-free Month (The Big Disconnect — Part One)
Leaving then returning to the internet

Thinking About Meg Ryan
And human feet

When Houseplants Complain
It is important to listen

The Missing Jacket
And Jerry Seinfeld’s closets

The Cookies and the Snowstorm
Was Martha Stewart watching?

Enchanted Book Day
Experiencing the mojo

A Dinosaur in a Briefcase
Challenges of gift-giving

New Year’s Visualization
What I am going to do

Solstice Joy
Best wishes from a solar freak

Good Mornings
How do you start your days?

Returning to the Scene of the Joy (Dispatches From a Big Move #2)
To remember how I manifested change

Chasing the Sunrise (Dispatches From a Big Move #1)
Or running away from the sunset?

Asking Questions
Calling forth answers

We Are Broadcasters
What frequency are we using?

Snow Dance
Dancing with Ma Nature

Opening the Door to Radical Change
That can happen very quickly

Physicality is an Attitude
That keeps us separated from our true self

A World Without Privacy
Dangerous precedents at Medium and elsewhere

A Weirdo Who Hugs
And the world that hugs him back

Brown-gray Skies
What do you see and feel?

Echo Chamber
Echoes coming from everywhere

Exploding Planets
And flying excrement

Active and Passive Seeing
Have you seen paradise lately?

A Warning About Tree-hugging
How Mother Nature kept me indoors this morning

Fire, Snakes, and Locusts
A summer in Madrid, New Mexico

Entrepreneurial Heat Wave
Climate change deniers not welcome

Stubbing My Toe on a Mushroom
Community update from White Feather

Whoopjamboree Alert
What are your plans?

Johnny Peach Pit
The hero that I want to become

Mojo Resonance Factor
Free business advice that works

Waves, Cycles, and Windows
And letting go of fear

Planetary Imaginings
What do you imagine?

Taos Valley Sage
Olfactory nirvana calling me home

Seeing the Future
Have you ever tried it?

Retarded Retirement
The woes of a slow learner

Misogyny and Misandry
And endless teeter-totter?

Finding Our Life Spark
And unconditionally loving ourselves into existence

International Food Advice
Take it from me

Car Show and Milk
Usually I never think about cars or milk

Let’s Do Everything Differently
Let’s create instead of reacting from fear

Forgetting Who We Are
So that we can remember who we are

Rabbits, Children, and an Old Man
The beginnings of a world movement?

The Mother-in-law Taboo
In old Native American cultures

The Stink of Death
A very foul odor

My Racist Mother
And the riot in Washington

Suck Travel
Is it an option?

Turmeric, Mangos, Honey, and Dirt
Warning: The Surgeon General does not recommend this

Little Grazers
Getting in trouble with their mama

Stupid People
Can we love them?

My Father, the Teacher?
One of his fondest memories

Distancing
Good, bad, or ridiculous?

Once Upon a Time…
A different ‘first line’ game

The Diving Board
Questions and games

My Dad and Paul McCartney
Teenage freakout

Wind
Transitoriness?

Touching Mommy
We all need to do it

Air Conditioned Words, Part 2
A shocking electrical turn of events

Air Conditioned Words
Thinking about cave living

New York City Vibes
Feeling at home? What do you smell?

Six Pots on a Porch
Pretend gardening

Diners With Windows
And mountains with mojo

The Time My Mother Killed a Toad
It forever impacted me

Do This Before Meditating
It involves the feet

Letting Go of Words
Relearning a different language

The Ice Age is Coming!
The ice age is coming!

Blabbering Instead of Writing
Beards, masks, and legal pads

Wild Animals Everywhere
Lambs lying down with lions

Yearning For Purple
And getting impatient

Going Vegan
Curing a hot dog addiction

Human Lungs
An organ that is not just inside us

Happy Paradise Day
Celebrating the planet we are part of

The Day Before the Big Day
Still figuring out what to do

Human Evolutionary Advancement
DoodleApril prompt: Technology

Corona Contemplations
When a noggin is isolated at Easter

A Great Time For Change
Whether forced or self-initiated

Getting Close to Silence
Lawn mowers and motorcycles

Happy Naked Feet
Connecting to our mother

The Pacifist Demon
That I live with

The Asparagus Prompt
Fond memories of springtime

Wolf Water
Teachings of my soul-mate

The Moon Cannot Be Quarantined
No matter how hard we try

Epiphany Dance
I am definitely infected

Going Beyond Words
Going beyond expression

Distancing
And de-distancing

A Very Happy Day
Today is special

Talking Her Down Off the Ledge
The current importance of communication

It Is Like Cocaine
But not as expensive

Finding a Husband in Kindergarten
It happens

Grocery Store Panic
Fear going viral

Taking a Leap
Instructions for Leap Day

Sniffing Orchids
To attain enlightenment

Answering Questions
About simultaneous selves

Simultaneous Selves
Thinking differently about reincarnation

Sweatpants
A different yet delightful day

The Dream Printer
Would someone please invent this

Oscars Schmoscars
My 50+ years of Oscar memories

Jim Carey Loves Mangoes
And he’s not the only one

Directing Change
The morning after

Groundhog Day Euphoria
How do you celebrate this holiday?

Going Outside
Are you ready?

The Education of a Bible Thumper
When the Jehovah’s Witnesses come a -knockin’

Is There Really a Deserted Island?
And have you been there?

Pretending
How good at it are we?

Paradigm Shift
It can be a slow process

The Inner Comedian
The importance of keeping it alive

Unrealistic Fantasies
Can they happen?

Those Darn Planets
Timing is everything

The Fountain of Youth
And the empty vessel

So Many Answers
Trying to remember the questions (A day of epiphanies)

Horseback Riding At Night
What could it mean?

Celebrating the Wobble
For me a sad/happy day

Shawnee the Bookstore Dog
My best friend in the whole world

A Handful of Silliness
(The end of the month)

Daily Travel Adventure
No passport required

When Lesbians Taught Me To Fish
And the idea they gave me

Loving Our Bodies
We are responsible for their evolution

Great Blue Heron Summer
And an epidemic subsiding

Can Humans Eat Corn?
What if it’s a tradition?

My Mother’s Typewriter
The beginning of a relentless obsession

Even More Tagging
Should we call this place, Tagium?

Tagmania
Twice so far today…

Infinity Doors
Opening them and stepping through

Imprinting With Joy
Footprints leading us home

Our Creative Journey
Learning how infinitely powerful we are

Perfect Gifting
There is hope for the world

She Throws Like a Boy
The mystery of the Vinny Castilla baseball

Pushing the Envelope
It takes dedicated training

Critical Mass
Searching for peace in all the wrong places

Separation Issues
The challenge of healing

Cosmic Drano
Releasing blockages

The Battle Between Happy and Sad
Finding peace

Opening the Door
Prompting your self

Finding Balance In All the Right Places
How balanced is your balance?

I Made a New Friend Today
And I don’t ever know her name

Getting Rid of Music
Getting ready for the big sale

Going Beyond Learning
And entering a new paradigm

The Leaf Sweeper
What was the Universe showing me?

The Twenty-five Cent Man
The true story of a cheapskate

Cowboy Boots
And autumnal euphoria

Going Full Greta
I don’t know if I can do it

The Christmas Tree Police
Where are they when you need them?

No Such Thing As Ugly
Finding the pearl

Everything Ended Yesterday
It was a very sad day

Reading Headlines On Medium
Endless joy in simply scrolling

Butterfly Kisses
And a bug invasion

Elevation Rumination
How would you react?

Peter Piper Paradox
Erroneous Alliteration

Energy Flow
And directing that flow

Long Pants
A human and animal packed day

What If You Were a Tree?
How different would your life be?

Enlightenment Through the Nose
Or how to know it is autumn

Umbrellas and Sunscreen
Being fearless about what comes out of the sky

Vitamin J
Are you getting enough?

Opa the Bread Thrower
Food as performance art

Complications
On the timing and orchestration of events

The Big Change
It’s coming!

Odessa Memories
Another old neighborhood hit

Perpetual Motion
The significance of curiosity

Car Dancing
Music of a special summer

Limelight
Written in the Stars?

The L Word
How often do you say it?

Eight Billion Stars
Can you see them?

Decade-ology
A study in linear time

Jumping For Joy
Is there any better reason to jump?

Voice Box
Where is yours?

When Summer Was a Vacation
Enlightenment through peaches

Incompatible
Pickles and chocolate

Can Joyism Replace Terrorism?
And what do hot dogs have to do with it?

An Incomplete Sentence
Shell-shocked with nothing to offer

My New Roommate
With a bizarre sexual fetish

Sprinkly
Diary of an Earthling

The Gift of Anxiety
And what it can lead to

El Paso Memories
Views of the heavens?

Beaten Up By Little Girls
How I managed to survive

Revisiting the Sacred
Transcending time and space

Itty Bitty Tomato
Small is beautiful

Getting Better
Birds, bunnies, lions, water and the moon

Eyebrow Dandruff
Is that even a thing?

Texas Tarantula Terror
I did a horrible, horrible thing

Smoking Pot in the Bathroom
I was stupid

Seeing Through the Veils
And living in constant joy

The H2O Metaphor
The missing part of the equation

Barefoot in the Park
Being a conduit for healing, universal forces

Mexican Heaven
Small things can bring such great joy!

The Introvert/Extrovert Dial in Our Noggin
What is your dial set at?

Hitler is Reborn
Right here in America

The Fourth of July
Why it is my least favorite holiday

Magic Carpet Cleaner
On the incredible power of beauty

Hair
What does it really mean to you?

The Judge
Every writer’s archenemy

The Art of Slow Reading
Tibet is in Asia!

Psychic Baseball
Reaching out to a young boy

Illusions of Separation
Bloom!

Shooting For the Moon
Is there a lunar algorithm?

Intuition
What does it have to do with our bellies?

Funerals in Nature
Are humans the only ones who do that?

The Enchanted Bunny
Or was I the one who was enchanted?

How NOT to Be Productive
Don’t wait until you die!

Making Your Own Music
Setting your words to music

The Non-living Room
The forbidden space

Shoes
Ode to Hemingway

When the Smoke Clears
We can see more clearly

The Book Signing From Outer Space
I never saw it coming…

The Car Radio
Do you only listen to one station?

A Human Mating Season?
How different would that be?

Listening Without Thinking
A deeper relationship

Stew
No, he’s not the bass player

A Priest, Some Rabbits and a Tornado
My ‘Perfect Day’

After the Flood
The dance continues

Waiting For Inspiration
Or asking for inspiration

Remembering Jack Schaefer
And the advice he gave writers

Become an Explorer
Venture into joy

A Secret Path to Enlightenment
Using our noses

The Mother of All Moms
(But she is not my mother)

The Caliente Report
Another example of fake news

Are You an Old Fogey?
Take the quiz and find out

While the Muse is Out
Updates and simple blabbering

The Carpet Sweeper
Four harrowing days in the 1970s

The Cat That Snored
And the importance of afternoon naps

Car Alarms
Tech I don’t understand

Lunacy
My life in the sky with diamonds

The Addiction No One Talks About
And there are no support groups

I Want to Be a Refugee
A major decision on my anniversary

Have You Ever Put Your Fist Through a Door?
There is a better way…

Unemployed or Retired?
The big difference

Mankind, Womankind, Humankind
Which word do you prefer?

A Great Picnic Challenge Update
Success in March, unsure about April

Meteorological Trauma Advice
Four easy steps to happiness

Heaven Must Be Missing an Egg Roll
A brilliant idea inspired by popular music

Human/Canine/Bird Encounter
Another day at the park

Getting Mooned
What was your most intense experience?

Language Fun With Kids
“Fun” being the key word

The Geese Are Flying!
The geese are flying!

The Prize in the Cereal Box
You don’t have to eat the cereal

Relationships With Our Bodies
What kind of relationship do you have?

Victimology and Human Energy Dynamics
Looking for love in all the wrong places

On Conceiving and Birthing New Ideas
The importance of orgasmic states of consciouness

Books Are Like the American Flag?
My pernicious pathology

On Judgment and the Homeless Man
There is a better way

My 9 Songs List
Playing along

The Woman With All the Dogs
Who picked me up

The Lego Tangent
It happened this afternoon

Five Stichomancies
How often do you do this?

Blizzard, Schmizzard
An important update

The Calm Before the Blizzard
It’s all about the mojo

I Bought a Typewriter!
What the hell was I thinking?

The Coffee Machine Break-up
It is officially over — for now

Creativity and the Void
Fear of the emptiness of letting go

Luxuriating in the Subtleties
They are everywhere!

Abundance is Giving
We have it all backwards

A Romance-free Valentine’s Day?
Could that still be fun and rewarding?

Latitude, Altitude & Attitude
3 important components of weather

Space Exploration
Where do you do it?

Dimensions of Human Contact
And the men in white coats

Railroad Observations
When are the trains the loudest?

Football Stadium Mind Hack
A fun, therapeutic and learning game

My First Picnic This Year
Is it too late to make a New Years resolution?

The Thrift Store and the Blessed Virgin Mary
Just a typical winter’s day?

Playing the 40 Things I Love Game
With a teeny twist

The Whooping Crane Feather
An encounter with the Divine Mother

I Like Rocks
Have you ever imagined being one?

Touching Our Grandness
Understanding limitation and being unlimited

Seeing the Light
The dawning

Do Snow-blowers Suck or Blow?
Is it a matter of opinion?

Choosing 1 of 3 Cities to Live In
And the winner was…

Walking Lightly
Through the physical world

The Very First Note
The doorway into what comes next

Walking Through the Crowd
Ever searching

Aligning With Freedom
Reconnecting to our life spark

Being Pulled Through Fear
By a dead dog

Does Your Wiener Cut the Mustard?
Memories of a train station in Europe

Love Stuff
What we are made of

Happy Artists
Painting our days away

The Idiot Who Refused to Fight
Don’t be that idiot!

Singing on the Toilet
And other things I learned today

A Song in My Head
How did it get there?

Duality and Choice
Finding and entering the center null point

Apparently I Smell
And someone is okay with that

The Core Entity Cell
And the tunnel of white light

Cycles, Aspects and Life Changes
Important decisions to be made

‘For the Rest of the Year’
A positive New Year’s Eve

Are Your Ficus Trees Getting Enough Wind?
Not your typical indoor gardening advice

Wolves, Warriors and Sweat-lodges
A Native American bundle — All my Native American stories in one place

Loving Haters
It is about energy

Santa’s Annual Headache
Bad acting didn’t ruin our Christmas

The Upcoming Rejuvenation Cycle
It will be powerful!

Every Christmas Needs a Comedian
On the most important yuletide ingredient

Letting My Hair Down
And drinking coffee for a change

Reverse Shoplifting
Have you ever tried it?

The Greatest Choice
Loving our enemies

A Christmas Present For My Noggin
And other important news and updates

Closure As the Fog Settles In
The mini movie marathon continues

When Hummingbirds Attack
4 Santa Clauses Walk Into a Bar…

Three Wise Men and a Baby
Part 2 of a story I wrote last year

Epiphanies Are Like Earthquakes
There always seem to be aftershocks

The Day After Christmas
99 years ago

Eat, Pray, Laundry
They’re not going to make a movie about this

Blizzard, Schmizzard
A very brief dispatch from the pasture

Crying
One of the most important functions of the human body

The Year of the Lemon
It was fabulous. It was life-altering!

Playing Peek-a-boo With a Friend
Moments of joy amidst the chaos

Off the Top of My Head
Some things I am thankful for

Fifteen Titles
And not a story in sight

Grounded By Girls
Or: How to shop for a nine-year-old

My Daughter’s Secret Trick To Success
She had the mojo

Playing Catch With Your Mate
The couples therapy no one is talking about

Zen and the Art of Bowling
My father was a secret Zen Master

Is It a Poem Or a Shopping List?
What closer scrutiny reveals

There’s a Frog On My Table
And how it changed everything

So Far Away
Carole King and Rod Stewart duke it out

Two Different Kinds of Bird-lovers
The wolf and the owl

The Importance of Water in Retail — Part 2 of Retail Mojo
More advice on creating a magical retail experience

Olfactory Marketing — Part 1 of Retail Mojo
(It has nothing to do with factories)

Something Freaky Is Happening
A surreal morning

Countdown Update
And the first snow of the season

The Paths We Are On
Where are you going?

Conversations in the Noggin
Who are we talking to?

A Banana a Day
Keeps the horse pistol away

The Horrific Pricking
SPOILER ALERT: I’m a cactus freak

Countdown to Change
Snippets of early October observations

Epiphany Lost
Will it come back?

The Next Week and a Half
Will surely be HUGE

The Real Writer
What are we letting through?

A Genitals-free World
What is the answer?

A Sad Mick Jagger Story
No sex was involved

Just Five More Minutes!
The snooze button of life

Pumpkins and Butterflies
Stop, look, listen, and smell

The Female Christ Speaks
This is HER story

My Real Ten Things List (No Lies)
Dang it, I got tagged

Life is a Window Sill
What are you looking at?

The Bactrian Camel Blunder
Everyone makes mistakes, right?

Bite Me
A story about the power of words

9 Lies About Me No One Knows
And one true fact (Can you tell which one it is?)

The Time I Ran For Office
On politics, humiliation and having fun

Everything is Different Today
And I’m trying to figure out what happened

A Journey of Gods
And the remembering of where we are going

Seeing Through Raindrops
I am so lucky!

September
A roller coaster retrospective

Finding Success By Doing What You Love?
Is that really the best advice?

My Love of Washing Dishes
What does this say about me?

Hawks and Doves and Dreams
The drama continues

French Toast is NOT French
And other culinary curiosities

Rice Pudding
A teddy bear, laundromat horror story

Rocket Man
An Elton John story

Oneness, Separation and Individuation
A process of self-awareness

Talking to the Universe on the Internet
Connections to land and people

New Birds in the Neighborhood
At least for now

Just Waiting on a Decision
And it is I who must make it

A Cricket Cacophony
Opening the windows after a thunderstorm

Photography Mojo
An Ansel Adams story

Encounter With a Hawk
Messages from spirit

The Totality of a Hurricane
Utilizing energy for transformation

Decisions of Change
Marching alone and together through our fears

Morning Glory
And glory all day long

Form and Formless
Becoming aware of and healing primal separation

The Mirror in Front of Our Faces
Just a big round ball of rock and cheese?

Disappointing Barry White
We all have to start somewhere

Staring Into the Eye of a Tornado
And why I almost never listen to the radio

Energy Cycles and Disease
Reconnecting to our bodies and the planet

What Is Your Founding Thought?
What thought resulted in you?

Are Words Like Clouds?
Can they ever be?

Apple Pandowdy
America’s forgotten dessert

Leap of Faith
Some thoughts on friendship

The Circus Outside My Window
Come see the amazing acrobats!

My Fat Childhood Friend
On body shaming, friendship and comedy

Tomato Frenzy
It’s like winning the lottery!

Don’t Suck in the Crowd
Restoring natural energy flow and relieving social anxiety

Spiritual Evolutionary Imperative
Consciousness becoming aware of itself

At What Time Of Day Were Your Born?
Do you even know? Does it even matter?

Guardianship
My daughter, me and Alanis Morissette

Silencing a Mother’s Voice
And finding peace in stillness

Whacked Over the Head With a Zen Stick
How to avoid a Zen whacking

Mushrooms and Toads
It happens every summer

The Sound of War
On celebrating the Fourth of July

The Truth About Fiction and Non-fiction
Let me tell you a little secret

When Lightning Strikes Very Close To You
Have you ever thought about death by lightning?

Fortune Cookies in Bookstores
A radical million dollar idea. Available here for free.

On Forest Mojo
And canopied tunnels of love

Personal and Planetary Transformation
Getting off the hamster wheel

God Does Not Have a Penis
And God does not have a vagina either

The Best Father’s Day Ever
Over a hundred million years ago

The Space in a Room
Feeling it and playing with it

Mulberry
America’s forgotten fruit

A Tree Without a Forest
Would you want to be one?

Rearranging Molecules
Outer space and inner space

Hurry Up and Shop!
Lessons from a grocery store

Space
The word of the day, week, month…

Thank God It’s Friday on Monday
Was naming the days of the week a mistake?

Booking a Vacation on Planet Earth
The ultimate travel destination in the universe

Coming Into Money
Over two years of harness-free euphoria (Part Two)

Jobs, Unemployment and Ice Cream Cones
Getting out of the harness (Part One)

Waves in the Sea of Possibilities
How consciously aware are we of our actions?

Opportunities to Love
Do we jump at the challenge?

Comfort and Joy
Change is not a spectator sport

Green Chile Stew and Thunderstorms
Diary of a glorious day off (Writing or blabbering?)

The Joys of Death
The importance of dying on a regular basis

The Birds, Buddha and a Flower
On the importance of laughter

Looking For Crazy
A craving that I am feeling

A Little Song and Dance
On the power of silence

The Year I Ruled the World
A year of freedom and carpet burns

Imagine Being a Musical Instrument
What would you want streaming through you?

The Enchanted Flying Angel
And her distinctive geographic attributes

Keeping the Food On Our Plates Separated
And other childhood gastronomical idiosyncrasies

Not Seeing the Gorilla
Trying to stay connected

Perpetually Aggrieved
A ‘which cam first?’ kind of thing

Planting Sugar Cane
A profoundly back-breaking honeymoon

Straw Breeze
A cultural/horticultural epiphany at the beach

Writing Under the Influence
Olfactory euphoria and words than begin with the letter L

Two Sounds That Make Me Happy
Strange auditory pleasure

Painting in the Nude
With no sex or art involved

It’s May!
Orange you glad?

Pretty Hands
Surely not those of a construction worker

Tumbleweed Junction
A place in life where the wind blows

The Observer
Watching the mind games

Imagining a Place
Celebrating Independent Bookstore Day

The Difference Between Sucking and Blowing
Life, movement, direction and choice

My George Herbert Walker Bush Story
On food, parenting, TV, and presidents

The Arthritis Healer
Lessons from excruciating pain

My Personal Barbara Bush Story
It’s not exactly pretty

The Last Blizzard
Let the celebrating commence!

What is Divine Intervention?
And where does it come from?

The Builder
Finding joy at the hardware store

The Brutal Assassination of Daffodils
What is Mother Nature trying to tell me?

Turtle Island Questions
Going beyond the nature/technology conflict

Dreamland GPS
What kind of GPS do you use in the dream state?

The Brutal Murder of an American Redbud
Trees are people, too!

Instant Manifestation Fantasy
A fun little mind game

The Warrior and the Pacifist
One of the many dichotomies I live with

Human Energy Sources
Burning questions about creating and sourcing and being human

The Time My Dad Took Me to a Bar
And made me promise not to tell

What To Do With My Dead Body?
It is quite the conundrum

Birdies and Babies
And a big fat snake

How to Be a Quitter
It’s not as easy at it sounds

Gray
The American spelling

The Czechoslovakian Burrito
A culinary journey wrapped in a tortilla

How to Sleep Through Geometry Class
And still ace the final exam (A true story)

Recharging
A powerful and free cure

The Date Went Well
An update to ‘My First Date in Many Years’

My First Date in Many Years
Dinner and music. I am so very excited.

The Correct Way to Eat French Fries
And there is only one correct way!

Ambition and Passion
Chemical and electrical

Name Tags and Lotto Tickets
On pacifism and beginner’s luck

Active and Passive Seeing
Finding and moving passion

Divinity Mirrors
What are your reflecting and what are you seeing?

Fake Weather
Your forecast for today and every day

Motion and Flow
What happens when things stand still

Naming Cats
A self-help how-to guide

Messages Un-bottled
Seeing what is inside

Cooking is Like Playing With Legos
And the missing ingredient is….

My Valentine is a Dog
A both winning and losing story

Epiphany Blizzard
Have you ever experienced one?

Death, Time and Struggle
All death is suicide

The Other Side of Fear
Walking straight ahead instead of in circles

Joy and Abundance
Are we still looking at it all backwards?

The Donut in Our Belly
Re-vitalizing our solar-plexus

A Friend Unplugged
And trying to imagine doing it myself

Giving Advice
It can be a sucky job or it can be enlightening

Electricity
Fueling the imagination

Abundance and People
What do you see in the mirror?

Christmas Without Kids?
What would that be like?

Economic, Spiritual & Sexual Harassment
Weinsteining the people and the people Weinsteining themselves

The Real Story of the 3 Wise Men
Christmas stories you may not know

The Collective American Male Ego
Are mass shootings a sign of what is to come on a global scale?

I Am a Parsley Freak
There, I just admitted it to the world

Joy Or Crisis?
A fun, tweaked way of looking at things

Sun Worshippers
A long ago ode to my cat

Christmas Presents That Inspire Death
What is under your tree?

The Somewhere Over the Rainbow Wedding
A little story about ties and ukuleles

When Reading Is Fun
On the lost art of reading aloud

Writing in the Shower
Clean writing advice

Ingrid Goes West
An alarming look at social media

It’s Halloween and It’s Snowing
And that is perfectly normal (apparently)

Bacon Grease Sandwiches
Have you ever had one?

Possible Solutions to Daylight Savings Time
The annual debate rages on

The Gratitude Mini-chakra
And how to activate it

Cooking in Our Genes
A look at generational inclinations

Leaf Stomping
A seasonal addiction

A Spoon in the Road
What the hell does that mean?

The Endless Fight
Throwing our energy away

Bubble Blabber:
Part 1: What is Real?
Part 2: Going Beyond Magnetism
Part 3: Bubble Theory
Part 4: Transforming Cancer
Part 5: Reacting or Responding?

Mandalay
Subtle mass killing connections

Coffee Schmoffee
They call me, ‘Weirdo’

When the Sirens Go Off
What do you do?

What Have You Held in Your Hands Today?
A kooky listicle

Public Tree-hugging is Not Illegal!
Things will change when we all start doing it every day

13 Truths I Have Learned
Chili dogs are best eaten with a knife and fork

My Darling Ladybug
On marrying into theatre

Moon Tan
No, it’s not a rapper…. It’s about divine lunacy

A Typical Prairie Breeze
Tragedy on the windowsill

The Bookstores of the Future
Will have a cover charge to get in

The 5 Aphorisms of Life
Words on an index card

The Goose Poop Conflict
Nature versus the wrath of soccer moms

Brown Skies and Naked Trees
Sharing a world with birds

Predawn Bunny Encounter
Sidewalks are not just for people

Baby Girl Attacked By Wolves
As her father I could only watch

Jalapeno Soup
My secret is out

Write What You Know Nothing About
Writing advice contrary to everything you read on Medium

Crazy Horse, St. Bernadette and Edgar Cayce
What did they have in common

Turn Off the Radio and Start Singing
We are the medium

A Horrific Life-threating Experience
Just as I’m about to lose my Obamacare

Celebration and Contrast
Pondering solstices and celebrations

A Tale of Two White Christmases
Yuletide nostalgia

Does Your Wiener Cut the Mustard?
Memories of a train station in Europe

Football
The other part of Thanksgiving

The Zucchini Girls and the Goat Wrangler
A delightful pro-active shopping adventure

Fried Baloney Sandwiches
When was the last time you ate one?

A Leaf Downpour
The Exorcist, naked women and naked trees

Pricks and Pain
On hot chile peppers, sexual arousal and hammers

Can Picnics Help Save the World?
Is this a crazy notion?

Harvest Moon
A sappy, romantic blabbering

Can Smoking Be Sacred?
Is what we do as important as how we do it?

Conversation With a Psychic
My only friend in the state

A Nation (Or Me?) Divided
What direction am I headed towards?

Like Time Traveling Back to the 1950s
A place stuck in time

Walking Through Fog Without Sticking My Thumb Out
An ode to the prairie

Neighborhood Eco-systems
Oasis on the prairie

What the Hell Am I Doing Here?
I’m trying to stop asking that question

Screen Masters
How much of your life do they rule?

Writer On Foot Getting Bread
What the heck does that mean?

Truth Schmooth
What do you believe in?

Blessing a Nuclear Bomb
On the nature and art of blessing

Potato Chips and Jesus
How my atheist mother forced me to go to church

The Donkey Dick
On the power of words

Looking Directly Into the Sun
And other things I’m not supposed to say

The Best Way To Awaken in the Morning
Without birdsong the universe would collapse

One Of My Favorite Holidays
And it has almost nothing to do with football

My Quest to Understand Female Energy
It’s been a long, unfinished journey

I Am the Son of a War Refugee
How I snuck into America inside my mother’s belly

Crazy Horse Races
Can we learn something from a dead Native American warrior?

I Don’t Know What Writer’s Block Is…
And that’s a lie

The Gift of Cancer
How on Earth can cancer be a gift?

How Crazy Horse Treated Refugees
Some Native American wisdom to ponder today

For all of my poetry visit my poetry page: Poetry Stash

Earthling — Lifelong novelist & essayist — https://whitefeather.substack.com/

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