The Mysterious Composition of Tears Has Arrived!

I’m thrilled to announce the birth of my latest creative baby! A sequel to The Fleur Trilogy, The Mysterious Composition of Tears is the first book of the series, The Further Adventures of Fleur.  From her youngest years—skipping and flapping and “butterfly...

Doctor Our Eyes

It's been a hell of a year. Or two. Or five. The pandemic continues to spin out new variations, and we humans continue to squabble, sometimes viciously, over masks/no masks, vaccines/anti-vax. Pretty ludicrous, given that vaccines alone have saved over 2.2 million...

Sheathing the Scissorhands

In 1990, director Tim Burton released Edward Scissorhands, a fantasy film he co-wrote with Caroline  Thompson, adapted from a story he'd penned based on his own lonely and disconnected childhood. Filmed with Burton's marvelously whimsical touch, the story relates...

My Post-Traumatic Chicken Disorder- March 20, 2021

One day this past January, chuffed about having received my first Moderna vaccine the previous morning, and undoubtedly a little woozier than I realized, I had a shocking encounter with a flock of chickens. (Cue Jaws/Land Shark theme music from Saturday Night Live,...

To Our Human Family… With Love and Sorrow

Just this morning it occurred to me that I’ve been so busy following the primaries and anxiously researching the coronavirus that I’ve barely spent a minute reflecting on the nearly 5,000 people worldwide who’ve already succumbed to that disease. Let alone their many...

Chasing Eve! Connected at the Root and Down to the Bone

Welcome to the sprawling streets of Los Angeles, where celebrity sightings are commonplace—at least in some communities on the Westside—and homeless encampments maintain a presence just about everywhere else. We may not be as compact as our tech-haven sister to the...

Birth and Death… and Birth Again

My brother Gene passed into the Great Mystery a few days ago. I feel like I've lost a limb. Dr. Eugene Frederick Karson was born on October 23rd, 1935. A brilliant, athletic, consistently curious, and compassionate man, he was my idol, my inspiration, my colleague in...

A Reading and Book Signing: The Butterfly Effect from an Imaginal Perspective ~ Quantum Physics, the Shadow, and Collective Transformation

Please come and join me on Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the C.G. Jung Institute of Los Angeles for the launch celebration of Return of the Butterfly!  Presented by Sharon Heath, M.A., M.F.T.  Come celebrate with us the release of...

Return of the Butterfly: From Fleur, with Love

Sometimes the best way to read a novel is to write one. Over a decade ago, something like that began happening to me. I'd already been working at the craft of fiction for many years when it occurred to me that it might be interesting to try writing a first person...

An Immodest Proposal: Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse

"And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea." ...