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…

Try This With a Banana: My Goodbye — in 2006

If it seems like I’ve stopped posting here — it’s been long enough that the WordPress default font for writing drafts apparently has changed — really I’ve just been moving and wrestling with what I want to and am going to do next, which impact my thoughts and emotions and so the content I create…

Beginnings: R. Carlos Nakai

The first substantive interview I ever did was with R. Carlos Nakai in 1998. I’d worked at a newspaper as a copy editor and reporter and done countless, deadline-driven get-the-job-done interviews with sports team coaches and players. Earlier, I’d met many political leaders while studying government at Georgetown and even gotten to spend a bit…

Masaru Emoto on why he thinks he works with water

Ray: Dr. Emoto, what originally gave you the idea to work with water? Masaru: It is a very popular question, so I always have two answers. Which answer would you like? Ray: Answer No. 2, definitely. Masaru: OK, No. 2 then. I can understand that! I believe in reincarnation. I believe that in my previous…