OCAAT, Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Two weeks later Friday evening found Sydney back in her spot, sitting in the front porch swing, feet up in the chair, legs stretched out in front of her. She was relaxing this evening, had the entire house to herself, alone and free to do whatever she wanted, which for now was watching …read more

Every other Tuesday with Moriah.

Moriah Gill, a friend of a friend’s daughter, asked if I would meet with her  to discuss what I do. She’s a writer, who hasn’t written in a while and wanted to start writing regularly, maybe even publish a book. Sure, no problem of course I would. We met and discussed stories, books, movies, music, and a whole …read more

Do Overs – Nominee for first ever RT Review Source Award

Hi Ruthie, Congratulations! DO OVERS has been selected as one of the nominees for the first ever RT Review Source Award. See https://www.rtbookreviews.com/award/2016/rt-review-source. Please feel free to share the news. The winner will be announced in May at our annual RT Booklovers Convention in Atlanta.  

Prayer of St. Francis

Lord make me a instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love Where there is injury, pardon Where there is doubt, faith Where there is despair, hope Where there is darkness, light And where there is sadness, joy. Oh Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be …read more

Lyrics to One by India.Arie

Millions live their lives That Muhammad, Krishna, or the Buddha are the way Still some believe it’s right To say in the name of Jesus when you pray We are a human kind of 7 billion So many different races and religions Add it all comes down to one Some say God’s a Him And …read more

On Race- How to Create Yourself One

Welcome to the “How to Create A Race” Series Thank you for joining us today as we delve into the “How to Create A Race” series. There are various reasons why you might find yourself in this predicament. You’re in need of workers, but you’re without funds enough to pay them, or you need to …read more

An O.C.A.A.T Progress Report

This is a picture of the tail end of Part One of OCAAT’s outline. Scrivener is the software I use. I start with it, and finish up in Microsoft Word. I love Scrivener for the ease in moving around large chunks of material. I am making progress, although it personally feels like I’m not. OCAAT is the hardest …read more

Race in America…why do we believe?

The New York Times does a running series entitled, How race is lived in the United States. https://partners.nytimes.com/library/national/race/ I have a different question.  Why is race lived in the United States? Are there races of people? If no, then why do we continue to live under a system that tells us there is? When did …read more

Love is love is love is love is love.

A sonnet written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the broadway show Hamilton. My wife’s the reason anything gets done. She nudges me towards promise by degrees She is a perfect symphony of one, Our son is her most beautiful reprise We chase the melodies that seem to find us Until they’re finished songs and …read more