What in the long run has the writer to give?

Posted by on Jan 12, 2021 in Catherine Ann Jones, Catherine's Blog
What in the long run has the writer to give?

                       Somerset Maugham                             1874-1965 I am re-reading Summing Up by Somerset Maugham, a memoir written in his eighties. (He lived til age 91.) Also his marvelous collection of short stories. For style alone, he commands attention. Here are some excepts from the memoir:  For what in the long run has the writer to give […]

2021 Resolutions for the Soul

2021 Resolutions for the Soul

Catherine Ann Jones Resolutions for the Soul Free Saturday Workshop via Zoom January 9 Saturday 3 – 4 pm PST      The astral life of the earth is young and strong between Christmas and Easter. Those who form their wishes now will have added strength to fulfill them consistently. –   H.P. Blavatsky Writing New Year’s […]

2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule

2021 Schedule     Jan 9, Sat, 2pm, ZOOM. Soul Resolutions for 2021, KrotonaInstitute.org    April 10, Sat ZOOM.  Finding Your Voice in Memoir catherinejones@wayofstory.com   mid-June (?)  Santa Barbara Writers Conference, sbwc.com   Aug 18-22 Sequoia National Park, farhorizons.org Heal Your Self with Writing   Six DailyOM Online courses link on home page of wayofstory.com […]

The Way of Story ZOOM Dec 5-6, 2020

                          Dec 5-6 (Sat-Sun) The Way of Story for Palm Springs Writers Guild on ZOOM  https://palmspringswritersguild.org/ This afternoon I have been asked to tell my story or that part which follows a writer’s journey.  In my case, from an acting career in NY then writing 11 plays […]

Shifting Perspective on Death

Posted by on Oct 30, 2020 in Catherine Ann Jones, Catherine's Blog
Shifting Perspective on Death

Shifting Perspective on Death with Catherine Ann Jones Who has not lost family or friends? Often the wish to have said or done more for those we loved and lost, lingers. If I could see them one last time, what would I say? What would they say to me? What might I ask them? Is […]

Join award-winning Catherine Ann Jones on ZOOM Nov 7-8

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in Catherine Ann Jones, Catherine's Blog
Join award-winning Catherine Ann Jones on ZOOM Nov 7-8

A Self Healing Workshop Nov 7-8 on Zoom The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.                                      Paulo Coehlo, The Alchemist   Karma means action. Not praying for blessings or good health, but working for them. You make your own karma every moment.   – Pico Iyer                            Self-Healing Workshop    […]

At the Threshold of What is to Come

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in Catherine Ann Jones, Catherine's Blog
At the Threshold of What is to Come

At the Threshold of What is to Come    That men from one universal brotherhood, that they spring from one common origin, that their individual lives, their nations and races, interbreed and blend and go on to merge again at last in one common human destiny upon this little planet amidst the stars. What will […]

The Horrific Backstory of Oscar-winning epic romance, Ryan’s Daughter

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in Catherine Ann Jones, Catherine's Blog
The Horrific Backstory of Oscar-winning epic romance, Ryan’s Daughter

Last evening, I invited two friends over, with social distancing, to view legendary director David Lean’s epic romance, Ryan’s Daughter which I had not seen since its 1970 release. The 3- hour film is still a memorable classic with stunning performances by Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Christopher Jones, Trevor Howard, and John Mills. And written […]

Yes to Life!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2020 in Catherine Ann Jones, Catherine's Blog
Yes to Life!

  YES to LIFE! Swimming laps this morning under blue skies in an almost Olympic-size pool, something swirled in my chest and inwardly sang, “Yes to Life’. And I made of list of all there is to be grateful for such as family, friends, health, and a creative life. Creativity transcends pandemics. For several years […]

C-Virus: a time for gratitude & compassion

Posted by on Jun 26, 2020 in Catherine Ann Jones, Catherine's Blog
C-Virus: a time for gratitude & compassion

C-Virus: a time for gratitude & compassion Someone sent me a poem that seems to capture the essence of the warrior commitment. Called “Birdfoot’s Grampa,” the poem is about a boy and his grandfather who are driving on a country road in a rainstorm. The grandfather keeps stopping the car and getting out to scoop […]