some Music in the Noise

Artists of all types leave scraps behind, obscure pieces that haven’t quite found a place: bits of clay left in the pottery wheel pan, a hook of a melody, a fraction of a poem.

All art is a song for the soul, a seed placed.

This chapbook series is a way to spread those seeds and not let the music die within.

Each volume covers one of five topics: spirituality, current events, communication and misunderstandings, timeless truths, or humor.


Owning Ourselves

Do you sense there’s something more to life?

Do you feel you’re missing something? Do you feel trapped by circumstances? Can’t find a way out? Do you feel disconnected from your true self? Does life seem like a hollow farce or a shame-filled tragedy? Have you relied on thinking as the only proper response to the confusion of life, only to discover that thinking is its own trap?

In Owning Ourselves: A Practical Guide to Awakening the Western Mind, A. Charles describes the path many of us have taken, only to find ourselves cornered and asleep. He then offers an approach to awaken our minds to the possibilities of the world and to the possibilities inherent in all of us.

This book is for all of us who want to move forward with relief, awareness, authenticity and joy.

Noticings Along the Way

This book is a collage and a tapestry. In Noticings Along the Way, a.charles weaves a sense of wonder, a dash of intuition, and hints of humor as he gently takes the reader by the shoulders, turns them ever so slightly, and shakes. Very few will finish this book untouched by something,

something unexpected,

something needed,


What Readers Are Saying

Thank you so much for taking complex subjects and putting them into plain language. The suggestions for exposing and awakening our minds are down to earth and practical.

Without question one of the most compelling reads available regarding the human spirit.

There isn’t a paragraph left un-profound. A group of us read this together. It provoked many deep conversations that stayed with me for days and deepened over time.