To Publish or Not


At the core of the novel is a young man’s struggle with darkness and light. The vampire archetype, it turns out, is a metaphor for the (my) heart’s dream to realize its Divine Nature. This is what gives the story “socially redeeming value,” I realized in perfect twenty-twenty hindsight.

As Being Comes Alive


As Being comes alive in me, fear and anxiety dissipate. I feel more peace. Every action I take has meaning. Heaviness yields to lightness. Clarity, simplicity, and focus become second nature. The future is uncertain yet full of possibilities for creativity and enjoyment. I can make every breath serve a higher purpose. David Gittlin hasContinue reading “As Being Comes Alive”

It’s Everywhere


As my spiritual awakening deepens, I find my perception of the world around me is shifting. I am actually seeing, feeling, and hearing things differently and reacting to external stimuli differently. I am becoming more sensitive to whatever comes to me via these five senses. This state-of-affairs is a double-edged sword. I can appreciate andContinue reading “It’s Everywhere”

Thumbs Up


The Midwest Book Review gave “Three Days to Darkness” a “Thumbs Up.” It’s encouraging when anyone other than my wife, daughter, mother-in-law, and best-friend Joe Canzano responds positively to my novel. (My mother read half the book. She liked the writing but not the story).

The Problems of This World Including Coffee Machines


For the past two years, I’ve been trying to find an upscale coffee maker to replace my old, reliable, cheap Mr. Coffee. I am in search of a more aesthetically pleasing machine that makes better coffee.