THERE is no path to tomorrow, not really. Rather, there is only the path that leads to deeper awareness of this, and each, moment. I’m not sure how or when I became fully aware of this, but it was somewhere along the way. So as we gather ourselves anew for 2016 … perhaps this is […]


I like to take my time with some books. The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton is one of those. I started reading it in 2014, and am finally, almost finished. I’ve read many other books during this time, some in a few days. But this one (first published, 1948) seems best taken in small […]

The Inscape

Books on My Shelf 2014 Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio.  During January I’ll be sharing a few more books from my shelf, along with a couple of upcoming Studio Guests.  February is a month of celebration, as it marks the beginning of year 5 in this sunny creative space for kindred spirits.  Launched February 2010, I […]

Inner Space

Books on My Shelf 2013 Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio.  This week, from my shelf, I’m picking a book by Michael A. Singer — The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself (2007, New Harbinger). Singer begins like this: “In case you haven’t noticed, you have a mental dialogue going on inside your head that never stops.  […]

Small Book, Big Ideas

Books on My Shelf 2013 Welcome back to SunnyRoomStudio.  This week I’m picking a book by David Lynch from my shelf: Catching the Big Fish — Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity (2006, Penguin). Lynch is creativity personified.  Oscar-nominated filmmaker, visual artist, musician, author, and so on, Lynch is someone nearly everyone has heard of in one […]