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A private little world for me... a private little world for you. The online musings and journals of singer/songwriter recording artist author and activist Ed Hale. The Transcendence Diaries have been posting regularly online since 2001. Comments are always welcomed. And so are YOU.

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    The Need for Peaceful Reconciliation

The Need for Peaceful Reconciliation

It's getting bad now. All over the world. Protests and marches in the streets of New York, London, Paris, South Africa, Berlin, Sydney and many more cities across the globe -- all protesting against the incredibly shocking loss of innocent lives at the hands of Hamas and Israel. As I posted yesterday, it's not just our Palestinian friends we should [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔08-10-2014

Reflections on Marriage

According to Princess Little Tree, there's nothing in the world that I haven't written about in the Transcendence Diaries over the last 12 years. I have no way of confirming that of course, but it has occurred to me more than once that I have been pretty silent on the subject of marriage. That's actually been a rather deliberate intention. [...]

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    Bouncing Back When Flat — Ed Hale Opens Up in New Book and Interview

Bouncing Back When Flat — Ed Hale Opens Up in New Book and Interview

Earlier this year Ed Hale gave an in-depth interview with the website FlyFreeAvatar.com, where he opens up more about his music, business, spiritual and personal life than ever before. The interview also makes mention of the potential release of a new book entitled Bouncing Back When Flat. The interview is being reprinted here for Transcendence Diaries readers in its entirety with permission from the owners. Original [...]

1 comment Read Full Article 🕔02-25-2014

Finding Home

When you find that special place you call home you FEEL it. No matter how much time passes or how many other places you go or live in your life nor what reasons may compel you to live elsewhere, there is still nothing that does it for you quite like home. For me it was and perhaps always will be [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔03-14-2013

The Moment Fishy Became a Writer…

Heard a more than decent song this evening during the ending credits roll of an old TV show I am currently having a mild obsession with, a little something called The Riches starring Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard. Yes you read that right. Turns out the pair teamed for a one hour drama for the FX network back in '06 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔01-04-2013

Learning Farsi

Farsi study time. Everyday now since about two weeks ago for at least an hour I've been diligently pursuing mastery over this damn language. With an alphabet that looks as beautiful as the world's finest art, it is hard to fathom, ironically, just how utterly displeasing the sound of the Farsi language is. Worse yet, it is as displeasing to [...]

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To Moliere or Not to Moliere, That is the Question

Last Screening: Moliere A French film from a few years ago. A period piece, full costume and all. If you're already a fan of the great French playwright and actor, then this is a gimme. If you love dry witty 17th Century salon repartee' and double entendre -- where one's brain garnered more merit in society than mere beauty, or Shakespearean [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔12-01-2012

One More Week On the Sidewalks of New York

Last Screening: Sidewalks of New York. The 2001 film by writer/director Edward Burns. I have always had a soft spot for Edward Burns. Besides just the fact that he's a fellow Edward. There's something very Woody Allenesqe about him, his love of New York, his casual street realism and story-telling style. This isn't one of those add to a Pinterest [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔10-23-2012

Keep Moving On

I wrote the song "Keep Moving On" (from the SLEEP WITH YOU album) under the most heartbreaking circumstances. It was and still is one of my favorites. Some songs are like that. You just get lucky. Or better put, if you write enough songs, there are bound to be some that come out 'just a bit better' than the rest. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔10-03-2012

What’s the Best Men’s Cologne?

What the heck is that you might be asking? Well it's none other than a random wall in my bedroom in my New York apartment. It just happens to contain my colognes. This is in regards to a recent question I received from a fan in the edhale.com Q&A section, where this guy asked me to recommend a good cologne [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔09-28-2012

Enslaved to the Loathsome World of Email

I don't know when we reached the tipping point of this thing. I really don't. All I know is that one day email was a valuable means to pass on data of extended detail to people through a very quick means, or perhaps a more polite way to reach out to someone you don't know well enough to call. And [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔09-22-2012

Ring That Bell! Let the Battle Begin!

Fourth of July 2011. PLT and I had just spent a lovely weekend with Father Bloopy and Flavs. Watching fireworks from their roof, eating a variety of pot-luck home made dishes and sipping equally well homemade cocktails. It was well past midnight when we left their place. Our reservation with the car service that took us there was for 11. [...]

0 comment Read Full Article 🕔09-10-2012

Once Again Realizing That It Is We Who Are Creating It All

WOW is all i can say. How i feel. From yesterday's procedure. The processing I did. Was going to post a simple status update and tweet. But i felt that would be irresponsible. That's such a temporary place to sit something so important. So transient and temporary. And this... is too good to handle so casually. Better to place in [...]

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Occupy Your Home

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1 comment Read Full Article 🕔07-23-2012

True Love

Hit me like a ton of bricks on the head. All at once. Just bam in the moment. Watching one of those Ed Burns New York period films. NEWLYWEDS I think. Anyway at one point there's this woman on the screen, a closeup, just her face. She's an older woman who's been married for 18 years who has a son [...]

1 comment Read Full Article 🕔07-09-2012
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