In this 22 minute video, David Loftus and I discuss what The Authentic Voice means and how to express it in the world. How do you communicate with people of differing opinions? What is the balance between emotional expression and rational thinking?

David’s Links:

PATREON – The View From Portland, Oregon

These are my formal essays (and occasional photo galleries). Some are unlocked and free for anyone to enjoy; most are reserved for my patrons. You are welcome to contact me to receive a sampling of links that can be read at no charge:


I do a lot of storytelling, entertaining, and thinking out loud on FB, and welcome anyone as a friend who’s a real person:


Only launched in April 2023, this is strictly for beautiful and startling images from my personal photo archive:


Here you will find video clips of my acting work, readings of Edgar Allan Poe tales, my dog’s antics, and karaoke capers in clubs as shot by friends’ mobile phones:

The December 2022 viral video (12.8 million views!):

And the backstory to that little caper:

My acting demo reel:

“The Peripatetic Bibliolater, or What I’ve Learned About Reading While Walking”

After she is tragically orphaned, young Abella loses the ability to speak her truth and express herself. She is sent to live with a reclusive uncle she’s never met, and her only friend is her horse. Abella endures heartbreak, loneliness and questions who she truly is inside. Eventually, she meets friends and animals who help her not only regain her voice, but also uncover her strength and purpose. Purchase How Abella Found her Voice for $4.95 here:

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Love Your Voice & Voice Your Love,