Tag: Steven Pressfield

  • Be More

    Be More

    As it is written… “Aspire not to have more, but to be more.” Oscar Romero I was thinking about the story of the rich young man this morning.  You know the one… A rich young man asks Jesus how to get to heaven.  Jesus tells him to follow the commandments.  “I do!” the young man…

  • Tolstoy in Haiti

    Tolstoy in Haiti

    Friend and writing collaborator Gloria Mullvain followed our Haitian journey last week through the blogs we posted daily on The Vitruvian Man website.  It inspired her to write a contemplation of how the choices we make, our ability to say ‘Yes’ at critical moments in our lives can lead us beyond decisive crossroads we approach…

  • Collaboration

    Collaboration

    Fourteen years ago, I penned the first words to The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas. “I was 12-years old when my father took me to my first Olympic Games.” Yesterday, I read a review on Amazon by ‘Kevin.’  I know nothing about Kevin other than his posted reviews on Amazon indicate he is an…

  • Poetry

    Poetry

    After I had completed at least three drafts of my first novel, The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas, my friend Steven Pressfield suggested, “You might want to get a copy of Noah Lukeman’s book The First Five Pages.  I think you will find it helpful.”  That is a typical understatement from a great author.…

  • “The Hamsa” Revisited

    “The Hamsa” Revisited

    In the spring of 2002, my son Brad and I had dinner with Steven Pressfield and then shared a beer with him at his house.  He’s a good man, Steve Pressfield is.  As we chatted in his sitting room, I asked him if he understands and recognizes when he writes something very special. “I don’t…