Choosing Sensual over Sexual

I have two images for you to ponder upon when playing with words: The challenge here is to tickle the audience's imagination with sensuality, not overt sexuality, which is overdone, overused, and often time done in such a crass and vulgar manner. The image on the left is my interpretation of the intermingling of hardness,... Continue Reading →

Falling in love all over again

... (with your lead character) One of the questions I was asked in a recent interview was how much of myself is in my lead characters. Well, in Wings At Dawn, the lead character Alexander Adler´s physical traits are modeled to a tee after a friend, his personality, however, is a combination of two people.... Continue Reading →

Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher ©FrogDiva Photography During the last years that I lived in Manila, my preferred hideaway was a little cove along Manila Bay, far from the crowds and visited only by the local fishermen or fishing enthusiasts. It was the place I retreated to in order to catch my breath while being caught up in the... Continue Reading →

May Transformations

Apocalyptic endings ©FrogDiva Photography  April 2020 will go down in world history as one of the most controversial and turbulent months following WWII. This is not the time to... wait, let me stop right there and re-phrase: this is indeed the time to double back, evaluate and re-chart that course, because if you haven't been... Continue Reading →

Write Now, Dream Later

Much as I fantasise about becoming a hermit and dedicating my days and the rest of my life to writing, there is no way this can be financially viable unless I strike gold around the next river bend! In any case, social distancing and lockdown are proving to be very good for introspection and re-assessment... Continue Reading →

When the journey involves Steps

It is not often that I find an English translation to a German poem that I am satisfied with, but in the case of Hermann Hesse´s Stufen, many concur that the translation by Walter A. Aue is one, if not THE best translation thus far. Here the original Stufen Stairs into the blue ©FrogDiva Photography... Continue Reading →

Facing Demons

Christmas season is hectic, and each year I promise myself that I will not be dragged into the rush and commercialism. So far I have managed to trim down and cut a lot of corners, but have nevertheless ended up on the receiving end of other people's hectic schedules. This is not always a bad... Continue Reading →

To Search, Research and Re-search

The Search ©FrogDiva Photography As 2019 comes to a close and look back on the year and decade that was, I have a lot to be grateful for as a writer. What began as a more sophisticated journal that transformed into a blog and eventually became the source material for books, and inspiration for more.... Continue Reading →

Missing my co-writer

As many of you know, my dearest feline companion Champagne crossed the rainbow bridge last November. She has left a huge vacuum in my life both as my constant shadow and co-writer. She sat patiently with me through the long nights while I wrote or researched, regardless of whether it was a book, blog, translation,... Continue Reading →

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