Tag: Gaspar

  • Merry Christmas

    Writing a book is an act of creation.  I hold a special place in my heart for each of the seven works of fiction I have created.  I would be hard-pressed to say I like this one more than that one.  Each work has its strengths… and weaknesses. One sequence that I am particularly fond…

  • I Do Choose

    A leper came to Jesus and said to him, “If you choose, you can make me clean.” Jesus smiled, stretched out his hand, and said to him, “I do choose. Be made clean!” Immediately, the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. Included in The Vitruvian Man’s Book of HoursSaturday, Sunrise, Opening Verse

  • Gaspar Redux

    Earlier this week, a good man I know approached me in church and said, “I just finished your book Gaspar.  Great book for this time of year.”  Although the book begins in ancient India, the protagonist makes his way to ancient Ireland and concludes his lifelong quest for truth in ancient Judea during the Passover. …

  • War Without Virtue

    War Without Virtue

    No day passes when I do not receive a ‘tweet’ from the Wars in the World website informing me of more deaths around the world directly associated with armed conflict.  As an example, today, four Egyptian army soldiers were killed and 12 injured in an incident in the Sinai Peninsula. At this moment, only two…

  • ‘Tis the Season of Peace, Joy and Love

    ‘Tis the Season of Peace, Joy and Love

    One of the highlights of my year occurred in early January when my friend Father Paul asked if I would read the nativity sequence from my novel Gaspar, Another Tale of the Christ at the Sunday Masses on Epiphany weekend.  Somewhat reluctant and embarrassed, I asked my friend and associate, actor, writer, musician Alistair McKenzie…