Life is a mystical and magnificent mystery. But "everyday" experiences can get our eyes off the truth about our personal journey. Yet, it is the "every day" that is showing us the way. How do we know, how can we see? When I finally realized, in my own heart, that life is for searching and [...]
Category: Warrior Woman Spirit
No matter what, no one can take the memories: Aftermath of 9/11
I owned a travel agency. It was a dream come true and my husband, Matthew, and I, loved traveling with loyal customers and friends to the outer-most parts of the earth. The horrible events of 9/11 took that dream away from me and changed my life forever. Here is an excerpt from a journal I [...]
Kimama's Wings is a story that touched my heart while I was living in Los Angeles trying to get Sacajawea produced. Over that difficult time period of two years, away from family and friends, I finally realized I wasn't there to actually get that epic movie made... I was there to learn some hard truths, [...]
Keep Reaching for your Dream!
I have always had a dream to be a writer. I think it was formed because my mother read to me every night. But, when I was six years old, I was having such a hard time learning to read myself. In first grade, the school I attended taught reading by vocabulary. About mid-year we [...]
Sometimes we just cannot see.... we can't see an answer, we can't see a purpose, we can't see our dream, and we question and wonder why. So many times we over think and we don't realize we just have to get out-of-the-way. For two years, while trying to get Sacajawea produced in LA, I came [...]
And, the Blind shall See…
If there's one thing I've learned on Sacajawea's illuminating and sometimes crazy path, it's that our greatest purpose may not be what we think. Many times, when I thought I knew something... it turned out in a completely different way. And, there was always something to be learned about my dream, about my Calling... One [...]
Where is normal?
Early one morning, I woke up from a deep sleep. The thought on my heart was, "What is normal? Where is normal?" I lay there for a moment thinking about these questions, wondering about the tears that seemed to come to my eyes during the day, for no reason. I realized something that morning, that's [...]
When will you hear your heart song?
In 2012, I wrote this blog on my website. It seems an eternity ago, and so much has happened in the interim. In 2012, it had been 9 years since I started writing the screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, from a manuscript I began in 1989... Yes, 31 years ago, I sat on Fort Rock in [...]
I remember my vision from when I was a young girl –
From Sacajawea, The Windcatcher – A Novel by Jane L. Fitzpatrick “I saw myself sitting on a narrow strip of land that seemed to never end, weaving along the edge of the sea. Water crashed and climbed over the sand, again and again, creeping up higher toward me. A mist hung in the sky and [...]
The Novel – Sacajawea, The Windcatcher
For the first four weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic quarantine, I was feeling quite down - which is unusual for me. For over ten years, I had been devoting nearly my entire life to the pursuit of Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, an epic film project. Through incredible ups and downs, from hard situations to truly inspirational [...]