Home and Heart

Sometimes it takes a push to get us out of our rut, the habits that would have us waste the precious days of our lives. And when we fail to see the love and support of those around us for what they are, well, it’s time to hit the road, to clear our senses and minds…

Booktravel

The last decade has been an eye opener for me regarding the broad expanse of subject matter in novels around the world, the novelists and their work in faraway lands, and the styles of writing. American writing differs from that of most other nations, it seems to me, in that American novelists have given much…

Phil Likes The Book

Phil Naessens, who has a regularly syndicated internet radio show, recently read my book, A PLACE OF BELONGING, and thought enough of it to interview me on his show, which will air tomorrow, December 4th. He also reviewed the book, also to appear in an internet link to his show. This is an advance copy:…

Always Asking

I was a tot back then, barely old enough to make sense of what I was seeing out the old black Studebaker Grandma had given Mom and Dad when Grandpa couldn’t drive it any more. Hey! I say, what’s that?

A’ Pilgriming We Will Go

This is the poetry of that age, and is written in almost perfect…iambic pentameter, the rhyming scheme in what eventually came to be called doublets, i.e., each succeeding pair of lines ends in a rhyme. There are no stanzas; instead, the text goes on continuously without the breaks we normally see in modern poetry.

Interlude With a View

For years, travel has been sort of like drinking Gatorade after a workout – it feels so good to, you know, have those cold, refreshing drops cascading within. I used to carry a notebook – a journal of sorts – to capture my thoughts as I visited new places, met new friends, or renewed old…