Category Archives: Origins

The Boxer is Coming Soon to “Tree Rings”

The first book I penned – The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas – is about the value of a human being told through the experiences of a boxer and a poet – Theagenes of Thasos who won the boxing … Continue reading

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Chapter Three, The Artist

As a young boy the first thing I ‘wanted to be’ when I grew up – other than a cowboy, of course – was an archaeologist.  Things ancient and old have fascinated me since childhood.  I believe there is a … Continue reading

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Chapter Two, Migrant Mother

The resiliency and strength of women have always amazed me.  I dedicated my first book The Olympian to my Babcia, the strongest person I ever knew.  The inner strength of a woman faced with challenge is most evident in this … Continue reading

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Stories for Memorial Day

In 2011 as I was writing Tobit and the Hoodoo Man, I was commissioned by Black Mesa Publishing Company to write a West Point football trivia book.  The book is divided into five sections, and each section required a short … Continue reading

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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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