Volume 1 Issue 24: Renewal


So much to celebrate as this new season arrives! Happy Winter Solstice, Happy Yule Time, Happy Hanukah, and Merry Christmas, plus a hearty Happy New Year. Let’s hope 2020 grants us perfect clarity of vision to see our resolutions through.

And Happy Birthday to all the Capricorns! According to the Wisdom Wheel, we’ve just entered the Renewal time of year, which corresponds to their star sign, on the matching sky wheels of astrology.

Writing News

When temperatures fall, and the snow starts piling up (in our hemisphere), it’s time for hibernation. Uninterrupted peace and quiet makes Renewal possible. I am downshifting until spring. Doing less marketing and publicity in the outer world, so there’s more inner room for the regenerative work of writing. The next memoir is slowly taking shape and must have priority. The initial pages of the first draft received encouraging feedback this week at our brand new Book Writers group. Contact me if you want to join us and get your book done in 2020.

Publishing News

The completed audio version of The Importance of Paris is undergoing its final mastering before we upload it to Amazon Audible. I had hoped to have it available by Christmas but it will be ready to link to in our first newsletter of the New Year.

Stay tuned for the release date of the Measuring Distances poetry book.


Memoir Writing Workshops will resume on Wednesday April 1. In response to your requests, we have added weekday dates and weekends. Please see complete 2020 schedule here.


Next Purification Lodge ceremony is on the morning of January 1, 2020, New Year’s Day. That’s a Wednesday. 10 a.m. at HOPE HOUSE in Hope Valley, Rhode Island. Contact me for more details and click here for the full 2020 schedule.