Published Nonfiction Selections

FLOAT • Becoming Unstuck for Writers

Introducing the FLOAT Approach to becoming unstuck: a gentle, stepwise invitation to mindful problem-solving and brainstorming. Your own wisdom gains the space and support to speak up and be heard. Help is here! Use FLOAT to draw on your own hidden resources, and find your way again. Including more than 80 tools, extensive introductory materials, inspiration from published authors, and multiple indexes for easy reference, FLOAT is a resource to keep handy.

Suitable for writers from woo-woo to pragmatic, introverted to extroverted, quiet to exuberant, contemplative to active, this book offers mindful interventions to help writers become unstuck. Cover of FLOAT - Becoming Unstuck for Writers


Trust yourself

Use simple tools

Honor your wisdom

Connect with the clan of writers

Find your strength


Now available on Amazon as a paperback and ebook.

From Be Well Here, 2016. Trade paperback. 234 pages. SELF-HELP / CREATIVITY

Cultural Policy

Back to the Archives Digital information’s impermanence

I Know It When I See It How do we know if it’s art?

Innovation InternalizedPlay and purpose in the digital world

Don’t Fence Me InThe frontier where Art and Politics meet

Arts Philanthropy in a Tough Political ClimateSurvival tips


Candle • Discerning what you can, and cannot, do, after the suicide of a loved one

The author walking in Marfa, 2001

LeitmotifMarfa, Texas, 20 years later

Philanthropy & Collecting

Gift Horses: The Offer that Can Be RefusedNonprofits decline gifts

The Inadvertent CollectorAfter the collector is gone

Collectors and Collections Why do they do it?

Arts Education

Kid Pan AlleyChildren learn songwriting in school

Arts & Technology

Ones and ZeroesA valentine to the arts in BinaryWorld

Four thumbnail images from the American SouthwestCowboys’ Lament: Kelly v. ArribaSoftWhen HTML frames made trouble