In Joy: The Story of Bodhi Tree Bookstore

I recently interviewed the owners of Crystal Visions in North Carolina for Retailing Insight, the successor to New Age Retailer magazine, marking the retail store’s 30th anniversary in 2019. See that interview with Blair Justice and Joan Colburn here. Doing that work threw me back in time a bit: I was an editor for New…

On Snakes, Sticks, and Jedi Mind Tricks: An Interview with Byron Katie

I am posting my March 2007 Byron Katie interview, newly edited to be completely true to the original conversation and transcript. In print in the magazine Pure Inspiration and in the material previously posted online, the interview’s edit involved a significant back and forth between me and Stephen Mitchell, Katie’s husband and a renowned classical scholar,…

Who’s the Faeriest of Them All? An Interview with Brian Froud

Here I combine a few excerpts from my interview with Brian Froud into a slightly longer but still rather short—and I hope wholly enjoyable—excerpt. Froud is exceptionally entertaining. Professionally, he worked with Jim Henson as conceptual designer for the films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. He has been a leading illustrator of fairies and many…