Love & Lunacy on the Nile: Jellabiya Time

A Visit to the Tailor When I was in Egypt at age ten, that would be in 1967, my siblings and I found the clothes men wore to be very funny. They looked like pajamas to us, long striped cotton garments,. Women were covered from head to toe, all in black. In the villages ofContinue reading “Love & Lunacy on the Nile: Jellabiya Time”

MALEKU CHILDREN SHARE THEIR STORIES: My World Project in Costa Rica

My World Project on Facebook “Conservemas la Naturaleza y aseguremos la Vida al Mundo.” ~ Eugenia Alvarez Elizondo, teacher in the Maleku school. Maleku school children, their teacher, Eugenia Alvarez Elizondo, and Daniel Spreen Wilson On July 6, 2016 I landed in Liberia, intent on staying near Lake Arenal for three months, maybe longer. It’sContinue reading “MALEKU CHILDREN SHARE THEIR STORIES: My World Project in Costa Rica”

Do Artists have a Responsibility to Society?

Inspiring view from my balcony, Lake Arenal, Costa Rica. It is my opinion, as an artist, that we do not have a responsibility to society. We are not answerable to anyone other than ourselves. As artists our struggle is to be true to our own voices, not some else’s. An artist shouldn’t feel a burden orContinue reading “Do Artists have a Responsibility to Society?”

Interview about MY WORLD PROJECT

The Missing Slate, Interview with My World Project Founder Karen Hunt “For me, this is a way of life. It isn’t a “cause,” it isn’t a “movement.” I can’t put some spin on it. There aren’t any buzz words. It is how I choose to live, and I really can’t help it. It is soContinue reading “Interview about MY WORLD PROJECT”

MY SIX ESSENTIAL TRAVELING COMPANIONS

What are my six essential traveling companions (none of them human), especially when sitting in places like the San Salvador Mon Senor Oscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport for seven long hours? Indiana Jones style hat and an Arabian style scarf, because you never know when creepy things might fall on your head or down yourContinue reading “MY SIX ESSENTIAL TRAVELING COMPANIONS”

MY WORLD PROJECT IN THE SAHARA

I spent almost the entire month of December in a village called Tissardmine, in the Sahara Desert in Morocco. My mission was to complete the final draft of ‘Book of Angels,’ #2 in the NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES, and work on the MY WORLD PROJECT with kids in the village. Both endeavors were a great success.Continue reading “MY WORLD PROJECT IN THE SAHARA”

FIGHTING FEAR WITH LIGHT

Life is strange. Here I am in this beautiful place by the sea in Costa Rica, in a little outdoor restaurant, lights twinkling, the hypnotic sound of the waves, and I am at the same time watching on the news the carnage and suffering in Paris, and thinking next Friday I will be in MarrakechContinue reading “FIGHTING FEAR WITH LIGHT”

ISLANDS & LAKES & the SKY IN-BETWEEN, Part II

The little Cessna plane that took me on the last leg of my journey from San Jose to Liberia, in a thunderstorm, no less. I was the only passenger on that bumpy ride with two jolly pilots, who laughing and joking, plunged in and out of clouds, vision obscured, rain pummeling the panes, the plane shakingContinue reading “ISLANDS & LAKES & the SKY IN-BETWEEN, Part II”