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Sunday Jul 19, 2015

Countdown to Mecca / Michael Savage

eden with countdown to mecca
Eden with Countdown to Mecca

COUNTDOWN TO MECCA by Doctor Michael Savage

Print Length: 353 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (May 12, 2015)


According to author, Michael Savage, Countdown to Mecca is the final chapter of the trilogy that began with Abuse of Power and A Time for War with hero Jack Hatfield saving the day. But, Savage is an inveterate writer who has been known to change his mind; he may still gift his readers with yet another Hatfield book in the series. It is no surprise that independent radio talk show host Hatfield who has been ostracized by the rabid progressives is modeled in some respects after Doctor Savage who is no stranger to wrangling the truth from deception.


Sunday Jun 21, 2015

The Man with the Dog Novella

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The Man with the Dog

My new novella The Man with the Dog is now available on Amazon as an ebook for your kindle or iPad. For yourself, and makes a great gift.

“Our escapades take us from the East Coast, California, Hollywood, San Francisco, and a trip to Europe, including Dublin, and to that other magical isle of Mykonos. Throughout the novella, we meet a lively cast of characters, including many who are well-known. What did Axel and Marlon Brando discuss about their movie deal? What unforgettable lesson did the great Zen master painter teach Axel?

“Will our hero persevere in his quest for meaning or be trapped by powerful seductions—from sexy women to untold riches, and the high life in the Hollywood Hills? You will want to know how Axel and his story comes to a finis. Have fun while learning a thing or two—especially about art, artists, and mentors. I did.”

Friday Aug 22, 2014

The Man with the Dog Continues

man with dog book cover
Book Cover

My short story The Man with Dog has been chosen as an editor’s pick.

Here are the first 10 chapter (30 in all) of The Man with the Dog. If you like what you’ve read so far, give me your vote. Thanks and enjoy!

Click on the link: Man with the Dog

Wednesday Apr 21, 2010

Adele Darling

Gypsy in my Mother’s Soul

Adele, my mother, was a poet at heart.

She’s been gone nearly two years now, and she is never far from my heart and mind.

Janet Riehl, the gracious tour de force behind Riehl Life: Village Wisdom for the 21st Century, a social and cultural mecca, is featuring one of my mother’s poems on her website today.

You can read Adele’s poem here.

Sunday Feb 07, 2010

Read the Label

Here’s an excerpt from An Artist Empowered that clarifies terminology I use in the book and on this blog.

I also frequently cite the terms dharma, self, soul, and, as mentioned earlier, the true artist. In the context of this book, dharma is your purpose in life; self is the transcendental essence that is you; not the finite ego self, but the unadulterated self that, by being in direct contact with creation, is the communicator of infinite power and great art; soul is the bearer of intuition, which is the Creator speaking directly to you; and the true artist defies dogma, custom, and social pressure by creating for no other purpose than to create—and should the work edify or entertain, then so be it.

Art and everyday existence are inseparable to the true artist.