Sunday, August 28, 2011

Film featuring Thomas Moore opens next week

EDITOR'S UPDATE: Also read "Film about personal change to debut in Scottsdale" with responses by Vickers published in The Arizona Republic, 31 August 2011.

Writer and producer Austin Vickers' movie, People v. the State of Illusion premieres Friday 9 September 2011 at the Harkins Camelview Theater in Scottsdale, Arizona. According to Mitra Khamedoost's Community Announcement this week, "... this movie explores the science and power of perception and imagination and the prison walls of habitual thought and behavior that we all create, and documents the evidence that answers the central question of this provocative film, 'Can we really change?'” Thomas Moore features in the film as one of the United States' nine leading thinkers in the fields of neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology, quantum physics, sociology, and consciousness theory." Purchase tickets for this 86-minute documentary/drama online.

Read previous Barque announcements
about Moore's role in this file:
24 June 2011 "Moore has expert role in film about imagination"
14 July 2011 "New film's trailer includes Thomas Moore quote"

Short stories about life available in paperback

Publisher Hay House's September issue of its online newsletter, Present Moments, describes Thomas Moore's book The Guru of Golf and Other Stories about the Game of Life. Scroll down the linked page to read: "In this collection of 18 short stories, The Guru of Golf celebrates perhaps one of the most widely popular of athletic pursuits. Thomas Moore shows us how golf can be a perfect metaphor for life itself — endlessly mysterious, joyful, and fascinating; while at times frustrating, infuriating, and unbearable. From the tee to the green, Moore intertwines modern and classical tales that illustrate the challenges players face-both on and off the course."  The Guru of Golf is now available in paperback.

Title: The Guru of Golf and Other Stories about the Game of Life
By Thomas Moore
Publisher: Hay House
Publication Date: August 2011
Format: Paperback 
ISBN: 978-1-4019-2566-6


Monday, August 22, 2011

Express daily creativity: Make a contribution

Thomas Moore shares ideas about stimulating "Daily Creativity" in his blog post today by offering a ten-point list of approaches he uses to enrich his writing and his life. Number 5 underpins many of his suggestions:
"Make a contribution to humanity. This is a ground rule, one that lies behind the others. I don’t have any time to waste in this short life, and I believe that my job is to make a contribution. I can turn almost any subject into one that could move us along as a people on a planet. I don’t get heavy about this. Very simple and fun topics can help humanity. I think my book of short stories on golf is a contribution."
Readers are encouraged to respond to Moore's list in the blog's Comments section.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Moore invites comments about being yourself

In his second blog post, "Be Yourself" on his site,, Thomas Moore invites readers to "have some conversation about being yourself in today’s world. What helps? What gets in the way?" Moore shares his stepson's current project with Middlebury College to build a sustainable, affordable solar house that is competing in an international challenge. Watch a 3.5 minute video about the project, read an article and listen to an audio description with Voice of America, or visit the students' web site Then respond to Moore's blog post about how to be yourself.