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Author: Stephen Pickering

  • The Best Italian Food in Los Angeles

    Dan Tana’s on Santa Monica Blvd. Listen to Joe Rogan talk about it below. This is written in the middle of this unbelievable pandemic. So let’s it’s still open by the time you or I or anyone is able to try it out.

  • The Essential Function of Mythology and Religion

    It’s to put the psyche in accord with nature. Once a hero begins an adventure he quickly learns he has to let go of his ego thinking and let the quest itself be his guide. In some adventures the hero is humbled (Odysseus, Parsifal, Job, Indra). In others he is completely eaten up or otherwise […]

  • How to Write Fiction

    A story starts with an image. Any image will do as long as it gets you jazzed. I was thinking I had nothing to write about, and then just now I realized I’ve had this image swirling around my head for several months. I think the reason I repressed it is that didn’t respect it. […]

  • What Joseph Campbell Meant by Following Your Bliss

    Only work at something, only devote your career/life to something that gives you pleasure in and of itself [even the nitty gritty of the process lights you up] absent money or fame.

  • The Best Romantic Relationship Books According to Whitney Cummings

    Getting to ‘I Do’ by Pat Allen — [Google Search Link] Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix [Link] Cupid’s Poisoned Arrow by Marnia Robinson [Link] This info was shared from Whitney’s appearance on Nikki Glaser’s Sirius XM show “You Up,” which is a lot of fun to watch in and of itself.

  • Bucket List

    The Faroe Islands — Just saw an article in the New York Times about them. Normally I wouldn’t think much of it especially with the location, but when I clicked on the photos attached to their Google maps presence I was astounded not just by their beauty. Lots of places have beauty in one way […]