Category Archives: Origins

Migrant Mother

Available for download on June 1, 2017 … Tree Rings, Chapter Two, Migrant Mother. “The mother is adept at many things.  She is very good at making babies, better still at caring for them.  She has, does and will continue … Continue reading

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Cowboy

I am pleased to present the first installment of my new book Tree Rings.  There is not a man I know born in my generation who did not at one time in his youth yearn to be a cowboy.  Chapter … Continue reading

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“Tree Rings” Dedication

With sincerest appreciation, I humbly dedicate Tree Rings to my friend, Mary Ann Williamson.  May each chapter be worthy of the wisdom, guidance, and humor she has generously shared with me.

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Tree Rings

I read Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning not many years after its initial publication in 1959 and I read Leon Uris novels with vigor from Battle Cry through The Haj in 1984. A decade ago, I first saw the … Continue reading

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The Passion

Download the final installment on this Good Friday 2017.

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Gethsemane

A rudimentary form of Ignatian Spirituality has become an important part of my life.  I practiced it daily as I wrote Gaspar, Another Tale of the Christ.  I share the ‘Gethsemane’ sequence with you on this solemn day when billions of … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday

excerpt from Gaspar, Another Tale of the Christ Soon, it will be Passover when the Jews celebrate their liberation and flight from Egypt.  I have read the story many times when I dwelled in Secacah.  Do I believe their stories … Continue reading

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Travels with Charley

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Surrounded by Books

I am surrounded by books.  I wanted to write, “I am surrounded by a sea of books,” but when I considered the number I have, I think better of it.  Perhaps it is more of a puddle. For years, I … Continue reading

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There Is a Light in the Heart of Darkness

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