DO YOU NOTICE SOMETHING DIFFERENT ABOUT THE SCENE THESE DAYS? THERE IS A SHIFT IN ATTITUDE AMONG THE PEOPLE, AND ITS PART OF THE REACTION TO OUR WAY OF LIFE.  OR SHOULD I SAY, PROPOSED WAY OF LIFE?

THINGS SLIDE ACROSS THE SCREEN WITH MESSAGES FROM PEOPLE OBVIOUSLY BORED TO DEATH. THEY ARE NOT AIMED AT ANYONE IN PARTICULAR, BUT JUST AN AIR OF FRUSTRATION, A LACK OF HUMOR AND DESPAIR. AND WHO COULD BLAME ANY OF US, WITH THE MASSIVE INFORMATION THAT FLIES ABOUT AND LANDS IN FRONT OF YOU. YOU’VE ALMOST GOT TO LISTEN. OR READ IT. OR MAYBE NOT! 

 

I SPEAK PRIMARILY OF THE SOUNDS OF ANGER AND FRUSTRATION, THE CRITICISM OF OTHERS UNKNOWN EXCEPT FOR A BRIEF FLICKER OF VIDEO. AND THE COMPLAINERS. AND THE TEETH GRINDERS. IT GETS TO BE A LOT FOR THE REST OF US, WHO ARE TRYING OUR BEST TO SOLDIER ON. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS A GREAT COUNTRY UNDER A HUGE WEIGHT OF CHANGE RIGHT NOW. WITH THAT COMES THE NEW WAVE OF  RULES BEFORE WE GET THE LAST ONES  RIGHT. ON AND ON. 

AND SO I SIMPLY GIVE YOU GRATITUDE, EXPRESSED BY THE FRESH AIR AND BLOOMING FLOWERS,  THE SMILES AND WAVES FROM FOLKS WALKING ACROSS THE ROAD. MY FRIEND LOVES TO RUN WITH HER CLAN OF WILD WOMEN JOCKS, AND WORK THAT STRESS OUT. THEY ARE A SECRET GROUP OF SMART PEOPLE WHO KNOW THAT WE MUST UNLEASH THE  TENSION. THEY LOVE EACH OTHER AND LAUGH A LOT. I HAVE SEEN A BUNCH OF KINDNESS AS WELL, BOWING TO THE NEGATIVE WITH A NOD, AS IF TO SAY, DO AS YOU PLEASE, BUT I’M HAPPY TO BE ALIVE.

SO IS IT ENOUGH TO SAY I LOVE YOU, AND HONOR MY FELLOW AMERICANS WHO ARE IN THE SAME BOAT, WAITING FOR THE PEACE OF MIND WE HAVE LOST? YOU KNOCK ME OUT WITH YOUR SPIRIT, DESPITE THE NAYSAYERS! AND JUST ONE MORE THING, THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE WORKING EVERY DAY AT WHOLE FOODS AND THE SURGERY CENTER AND DOCTORS OFFICES, THEY COULD USE A SMILE AND A THANKS. WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT THEM?

 BE WELL AND SMART ENOUGH TO REALIZE YOU ARE STILL HERE TODAY, OK?

WISH I COULD HUG YOU RIGHT NOW, BUT THIS WILL SUFFICE! LOTS OF LOVE, XX:JW

 

 

YES, IT ALMOST SEEMS LIKE SUMMER TODAY, ALTHOUGH THE NEWS WOULD HAVE YOU BELIEVE OTHERWISE! FROM THE INSIDE OUT, MOST OF US SEE THINGS QUITE DIFFERENTLY THAN THE PRESS WHO HOUND TRUMP AND SCURRY AROUND WITH DREADFUL TALES. BUT THE REGULAR PEEPS, THE SMALL THINGS HAVE BEEN THE BEST OF ALL SURPRISES.  THE TASTE OF A WILDFLOWER STEM, OR SOME SOUR GRASS. COOL WATER OUTSIDE ON THE BACK PORCH, WHERE THE SUN BLAZES DOWN FOR A FEW MINUTES TO WARM THE SOUL AND YOUR JOINTS.

TODAY WE WENT TO WHOLE FOODS AND OBSERVED THE NEW NORMAL, WHICH IS A LINE THAT MOVES QUITE FAST AND IS MOSTLY FULL OF PEOPLE WITH THEIR MASKS AND NOT MUCH ELSE. YOU CAN’T TAKE YOUR OWN BAG IN ANYMORE, SO WE ARE BACK TO THE PAPER ONES.   REMEMBER WHEN WE WERE SHAMED INTO USING OUR OWN, TO SAVE THE TREES? BUT I DIGRESS. AFTER A GOOD SHOPPING THIP (ONLY 40 PEOPLE ALLOWED AT ONE TIME, HEAVEN), THE MAIN BEACH BECKONED AND WAS QUIET AND RELAXED. THE FISHING BOATS WERE OUT IN NUMBERS, THE DOGS PLAYING AND THE FOLKS IN THEIR MASKS AS WELL. EVERYONE NODDING HELLO (YOU CAN’T UNDERSTAND MOST OF WHAT ANYONE SAYS WITH THE MUFFLE OF OUR PROTECTIVE MEASURE. HOWEVER, IT IS NECESSARY AND WE MUST WORSHIP CALIFORNIA AND THEIR MEASURES TO SAVE OUR LIVES.

ON THE WAY HOME, THE LAST OF THE CLOUDS DISAPPEARED AND THE AFTERNOON WAS GRAND. I FOUND MY MOM’S MONET CLOTH FROM HER CLOSET OF DREAMS AND BROUGHT IT OUTSIDE TO UNWRINKLE AND AIR OUT. MONET WOULD NOT APPROVE MY PLACING IT ON THE OLD UMBRELLA OTHERWISE. AFTER A COOL NIGHT, AND SOME DAMP AIR, THE MORNING WILL BRING A NEW LITTLE NOOK IN THE YARD. THE MONET CORNER.AND

 AND SO IT GOES, THIS NEW CHAPTER IN OUR LIVES. THE WORLD IS LISTENING TO EACH OTHER, AND IN THE MEANTIME, WE VISIT A SANDY BEACH AND TAKE A PEEK AT YOU!

I WISH YOU SO MUCH LOVE, AND SEND IT OUT TO EVERYONE WHO JOINS US RIGHT NOW. AND TOMORROW I WILL SPREAD THE MONET CLOTH OVER THE UMBRELLA, AND WATCH IT LIGHT UP THE SPACE UNDER A BIG TREE FULL OF WHITE FLOWERS. 

ITS GOOD TO BE ALIVE!

LOTS OF LOVE,

XX:JW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TONITE WE ARE WATCHING THE MUSICIANS AND PATRIOTS OF THE COUNTRY GIVING THANKS AND PRAISE TO THE VOLUNTEERS, DOCTORS, NURSES, FOOD BANKS, AND OTHER HEROS OF THE USA WHO ARE STEPPING UP TO HONOR OUR FALLEN PEOPLE, OUR HEALING BROTHERS AND SISTERS, AND THOSE WHO SAVE THE LIVES OVER AND OVER. WE ARE LISTENING TO OUR LEADERS AND COOPERATING INSTEAD OF ARGUING, WE ARE GIVING THANKS TO BE ALIVE AND BREATHING THE FRESH AIR OF LIFE IN CALIFORNIA.

I THOUGHT I HAD REACHED A TIPPING POINT OF TOO MUCH INFORMATION, BUT I AM TOUCHED WITH THESE TALENTED FOLKS WHO ARE POURING OUT THE LOVE AND TENDERNESS OF THEIR SOULS. IT IS A TRUE AND SIMPLE PRAISE THEY GIVE, AND A PLEDGE TO DO WHATEVER THEY CAN TO HELP US ALL RECOVER.

I’M IN, HOW ABOUT YOU?

LET’S GO TO SLEEP TONITE DREAMING OF A BETTER WORLD, ONE OF THE FUTURE. 

 

 

 

LOTS OF LOVE:

XX:JW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOW, HERE WE ARE!

 

I THOUGHT I MIGHT NEVER BE BACK! AND YOU TOO? HA HA, NOT SO FUNNY WHEN THE WORLD CRASHES IN AROUND US, IS IT? BUT I SUDDENLY HAD A LONGING TO SEE YOU, AND TALK TO YOU, MY LOVELY WORLD. AND WHAT BETTER TIME THAN NOW?

 

MY WORLD HAS TAKEN ON A SHINY  IMAGE, SOMETIMES UNBEARABLY BRIGHT AND OTHERS, NOT SO GOOD. THE FIRST FEW WEEKS WERE SO VERY WEIRD, AND I FOUND MYSELF GLUED TO THE TUBE. THEN WHOOPI TOLD US ON THE VIEW THAT WE MUST SOOTHE OUR MINDS WITH LOVELY THINGS AND WONDERFUL THOUGHTS, IN ORDER TO SURVIVE. AND SHE WAS RIGHT. AS SOON AS I STARTED THAT, MY SOUL SURFACED FROM ITS HIDING PLACE, AND MY STOMACH CRAWLED OUT OF HIDING.

 

WE ALL HAVE TIMES OF AMAZING CIRCUMSTANCES, BUT NOW EACH PERSON YOU SEE IS IN THE SAME SCARY HOUSE, IMAGINING ALL KINDS OF THINGS. I HAVE TAKEN TO MY GARDEN, AND THE OVERWHELMING GREENERY THAT HAS SPRUNG ABOUT THE BEDS FROM THE RAINS. MOTHER NATURE MADE IT CLEAR THAT WE NEEDED SOMETHING TO REMIND US OF LOVE.

 

MOST OF ALL, THE SOUNDS OF THE OCEAN, AND THE WIND IN MY FACE ARE THE BEST OF ALL. DEEP BREATHS TRAVEL INTO MY LUNGS, AND LIFE IS GOOD. THE BIRDS FLY AS USUAL, APPARENTLY THEY ARE IMMUNE (LIKE THE ANTS THAT HAVE ARRIVED ON MY BACK PATIO). REGARDLESS, MOTHER NATURE HAS SUPPLIED MANY THINGS TO STUDY.

AND SO I PAINT, AND I WRITE, AND I EDIT THE NEW BOOK. AND I SLEEP DEEPLY, AWAKENING HAPPY AND HOPING FOR THE BEST. I MISS YOU ALL A LOT, BUT I KNOW YOU ARE OUT THERE SENDING IT BACK. THIS TOO SHALL PASS, AND WHEN WE ARE BEYOND, WE WILL BE BETTER PEOPLE. AND STRONGER AND SMARTER. AND MORE TENDER.

 

ALL MY LOVE, FOREVER!

XX:JW

 

 

AH, YES, IT HAS BEEN THE GAME OF QUIET DISAPPEARANCE FOR ME RECENTLY, AND YOU HAVE MENTIONED IT A LOT. CAN’T SAY SORRY BECAUSE WHEN YOU ARE EMBEDDED IN THE FIGHT OF YOUR LIFE TO RELEASE THE THOUSANDS OF LOVELY BABIES CREATED FOR READING, NOTHING MUCH ELSE MATTERS! AND THEN, AS IF BY MAGIC, THE HARD WORK COMES TO FRUITION AND WE GRADUATE TO AMAZON! WHEW!

 

FOR THOSE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE GIANT OF ALL GIANTS OF MARKETING +++, IT IS A SNARE AND A DELUSION TO BELIEVE ANYTHING THERE IS SIMPLE. I PROMISE NOT TO WHIMPER, BUT LETS JUST SAY THAT I HAVE A FABULOUS TECH PERSON WHO HAS SAVED MY LIFE OVER THE PAST MONTHS. SHE SEES THINGS DIFFERENTLY THAN I DO, SO WE BALANCE OUT. HOLY SHIT, IT TAKES A VILLAGE JUST TO DECIPHER THE WAY THOSE AMAZON MASTERS DO THEIR THING. I LIKE TO SAY IT IS INTUITIVE. THINK LIKE THEY DO, AND SOMETHING MAGIC OCCURS.

AND SO IT IS WITH JOY THAT I INTRODUCE YOU TO LILY-JADE, VOLUME V OF MYSTIC ADVENTURES IN BIG SUR. THE TOUGHEST MOST BEAUTIFUL BOOK OF MY CAREER (SO FAR). IT IS ABOUT SOMETHING I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT, BUT DOVE IN ANYWAY. DYANNA FALCONER DOES NOT SHY AWAY FROM A CHALLENGE, SO SHE INSPIRES ME. TAKE A LOOK AT MY WEBSITE: WWW.JWWINSLOW.COM AND SEE WHAT YOU THINK!

LOTS OF LOVE, SERIOUSLY!

XX:JW

 

WEATHER ALERT! BAD STORMS AND MORE TROUBLE IF WE DON’T GET OUR PASSWORDS STRAIGHT!

HIGH PRAISE FOR MJ AND HER GENIUS! ONWARD TO THE MYSTIC TRAIN!

XX:JW

 

 

 

 

 

HOLY SHIT, WE ARE IN THE EYE OF ONE GIANT STORM! I DON’T SUPPOSE YOU HAVE MISSED IT, BUT THE WORLD HAS JUST TURNED UPSIDE DOWN, WELCOME TO 2017! PERHAPS YOU UNDERESTIMATED THE POWER OF THE WORLD TO CHANGE, AND I AM GUILTY OF SUCH FOLLY AS WELL. OK, SO WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT IN THE USA, AND THAT WAS A SURPRISE TO BEAT THE BAND. HOW DID THIS HAPPEN? SOMEBODY WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THE STATUS QUO. LIKE MANY OF US, I ASSUMED THAT THINGS WOULD WORK OUT FOR HILLARY, IT WAS A GIVEN. NOT!! NOW I WATCH THE TALKING HEADS BABBLE ABOUT MANY THINGS THEY DON’T LIKE, BUT IT DOESN’T MATTER! WE ARE HERE, IN THE DEEP OF THINGS, GET USED TO IT.Mr. Glimore YUP, THAT’S ME RECOVERING FROM A MINOR OWIE, STICKING MY TONGUE OUT AT THE WORLD, WHICH IS ABOUT ALL I CAN DO AT THIS POINT. NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY, THINGS ARE GOING TO FALL INTO PLACE AS THE GREAT PLAN UNFOLDS, AND ITS UP TO US TO ADJUST, AFFIRM AND ROLL WITH IT. THAT MEANS YOU TOO, AND I HOPE YOU ARE HAPPY TODAY. OR WILL BE TOMORROW. GOOD LUCK!

I FIND MYSELF AT THE BRINK OF A BIG NEW CHAPTER OF WINSLOWLAND, WHERE I NEVER REALLY PLANNED TO BE. DREAMS DON’T COME TRUE, DO THEY? WELL, ASK THE GUY RUNNING THE USA ABOUT THAT ONE. MY STORY IS MORE OF A DREAM COME TRUE, ALL THE THINGS I HAVE WANTED TO DO ARE ROLLING OUT BEFORE YOU. MY TV SHOW CALLED WINSLOWART IS FEATURING WONDERFUL AND THOUGHTFUL GUESTS, AND PEOPLE ARE WATCHING. I HAVE TWO AMAZING WHIZ LEGAL BEAGLES SEARCHING FOR SOMEONE TO REPRESENT ME AND MY PLAN FOR EPISODIC TV! THEY ARE THE BOMB AND I EXPECT TO BE RIDING THAT WAVE INTO YOUR LIFE WITH THE FABULOUS DYANNA FALCONER AND ALL OF THE MYSTIC ADVENTURES IN BIG SUR.

AND FINALLY, I HAVE MOVED INTO A PLACE THAT CREATES BEAUTIFUL THINGS IN MY HEAD, AND IS PEOPLED WITH LOVELY KIND HOMEBODIES WHO ALWAYS GREET ME ON THE STREET WITH KIND WORDS. IT WAS A SURPRISE TO END UP ON THE MOUNTAIN THAT OVERLOOKS MY CITY OF CHOICE, THE AMAZING AND SCARY/FABULOUS MONTEREY CALIFORNIA.

SO HERE IS PAUL CONGO’S FAVORITE SHOT OF ME, HE RUNS THE TV STATION CALLED AMP MEDIA THAT HOSTS WINSLOWART AND DECIDED THIS IS THE BEST AND MOST REAL JW SHOT OF LATE. YOU CAN’T ARGUE WITH HIM, HE IS ALWAYS RIGHT.

 LOTS OF LOVE: XX:JW

 

 

GOTTA GO GREEN FOR MY MESSAGE TO THE WORLD THIS NEW YEAR, GREEN LIGHT, GREEN BOOKS, GREEN DEALS COMING! TODAY I SLOGGED THROUGH THE RAIN AND WHEN IT STOPPED, I DECIDED TO REMOVE ALL THE LIGHTS OUTSIDE AND DECORATIONS FROM THE HUGE HOLLY TREES! I HAD PLANNED TO DO THIS ANYWAY, BUT THE RAIN THIS AM WAS A PROBLEM. BY THE TIME I GOT HOME, IT HAD STOPPED AND I JUMPED ON IT. THAT HAS BEEN THE WAY OF THINGS THIS YEAR AND ESPECIALLY THIS MONTH!

FIRST OF ALL, MY BOOKS HAVE ALL BEEN CONSOLIDATED IN ONE PERFECT TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT, NEATLY ORGANIZED AND LOCKED AWAY FOR THE DEALS AHEAD. AFTER MANY YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP WITH MY PRINTER, THEY DECIDED TO JOIN UP WITH ANOTHER AND CLOSE THE DOORS. THIS WAS A BIG DEAL, THEY HAD A LOT OF SPACE AND STILL ARE MOVING OUT. BUT THE MAIN GUY THERE WHO ALWAYS HELPED ME WAS AROUND FOR THE BIG MOVE, AND SO WERE FIVE OTHERS WHO JUST ROCKED IT! I HAVE NEVER SEEN PEOPLE MOVE SO FAST AND EFFICIENTLY, WITH A SMILE ON THEIR FACES. OF COURSE, THEY ARE FRIENDS AND FAMILY, WHO ELSE COULD YOU TRUST WITH SUCH A JOB?

THIS WILL PLAY A BIG ROLE IN THE NEXT YEARS, SINCE MY BELOVED TV SERIES MYSTIC ADVENTURES IN BIG SUR IS NOW OUT IN THE WORLD TO BE SOLD TO SOMEONE FABULOUS, HOPEFULLY SOONER THAN LATER. THE FIRST LOOK WILL COME FROM A VERY FAMOUS AGENCY WHICH IS AMAZING, EVEN IF IT TAKES WAAAAY TO LONG TO GET IN THE QUEUE. HANG TOUGH, AND CROSS YOUR FINGERS.

AND NOT TO BE CONFUSED,  THE WINSLOWART TV SHOW IS GEARING UP TO EXPAND INTO NEW AREAS AND MORE GUESTS, WE WANT TO BRING THEM FROM OTHER AREAS AND VENUES, TOURING ARTISTS AND MUSICIANS, SOME ARTY MOGULS, YOU NAME IT. SO DON’T FORGET TO SEND US A SPECIAL GUEST FOR THIS KICKOFF, AND KNOCK THEIR SOX OFF!

IT’S GONNA BE A WILD RIDE HERE IN WINSLOWLAND, BUT I’M READY! SO WISHING YOU JUST THE BEST YEAR OF YOUR LIFE! YOU DESERVE IT! XX:JW