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We Were Made for These Times*

Below is an excerpt from an essay by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, a therapist and writer, offering welcome steadying thoughts amidst our turbulent global environment. By Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés My … Continue reading

April 15, 2017 · 4 Comments

Giveaway Time!

As the carnies say, “Come and Get It!!!” This is  your opportunity to get a personalized signed copy of my novel The Ultimate Threat, absolutely free. Why? Lots of good reasons: First, today … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 8 Comments

What Was It Like, Grandpa?

Our wilderness farm was a fabulous place to grow up. No one told us we were poor. It wouldn’t have mattered anyway. We spent most of our waking hours outside … Continue reading

February 22, 2017 · 10 Comments

The Anatomy of Prejudice

A recent news report told the story of a reformed Skinhead who now volunteers his time telling high school students about prejudice and extremism. “We live in a world that … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 · 11 Comments

Happy New Year!

My friend James Murray, a fellow author and editor from San Antonio, Texas, posted the following New Year’s greeting on his website. It’s exceptional! I would not presume to attempt … Continue reading

December 30, 2016 · 13 Comments

The Dolphins at Monkey Mia

  To swim with dolphins. That’s all 15-year-old Tamara wanted to get from her family’s four-week visit to Australia. Tam had learned about these highly intelligent sea mammals in her ninth … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 6 Comments

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Forgotten Connection

Special thanks to CBC Radio for an interview that resurrected this little known story about the origins of Winnie-the-Pooh. Here’s a summary.    Winnie-the-Pooh was born in Canada! Well, sort of. … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · 61 Comments

‘Is That You?’

The elderly woman walked up and took the book from my hand. “Is that you?” she asked, pointing to the back cover. Her eyes sparkled with intelligent energy. “Yes, Miss,” … Continue reading

October 6, 2016 · 14 Comments

Worth Sharing

   Good news is scarce in today’s world. It’s heartwarming when stories like this one emerge from otherwise horrendous events. It was written by an American flight attendant who was aboard Delta Flight 15 on September 11, … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · 14 Comments

Sad Story, Happy Ending

  The boy was close to tears as he climbed down from the golf cart parked next to the pro shop. Bobby noticed the youngster’s distress and walked over. The … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 · 6 Comments