Monthly Archives: August 2014

Stop and Listen

At times it is easy to lose sight of the purpose and meaning of our lives. The endless tasks of activities that begin the second we awake can be so consuming that we do not have the time or energy … Continue reading

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Soup Kitchen Wisdom

I work at the soup kitchen in a neighboring church that feeds three to four hundred homeless five days a week. Last week a group of us sat around after the evening meal and one volunteer had a wonderful perspective … Continue reading

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Generosity

One of life’s great joys are the encouraging words and support of friends. In the last two weeks I have received a plethora of written and verbal messages that buoy my spirit.The coming publication of “The Cross or the Swastika” … Continue reading

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Missouri

One day my friend Jim Moreland. asked me”What was the first thing you told John when you were teaching him to drive”? The request confused me because for the life of me I could not remember the first thing we … Continue reading

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Choices

The experience of writing novels often leads the writer to so live the experience that the characters take on a life of their own. They become persons that appear during the course of the author’s waking moments as well at … Continue reading

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The Cross or the Swastika

Having an absolutely wonderful visit with my publishers Franci and David in Staunton,Virginia.We have covered a great deal of ground regarding the launching of “The Cross or the Swastika.” One important decision was for me to buy copies of “Hitler’s … Continue reading

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Depression

Years before I became a corporate consultant working in the area of Strategic Planning I did a post doctorate as a therapist in a psychiatric hospital. The death of Robin Williams brought back memories of so many persons I encountered … Continue reading

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So Sad

Years ago I attended a performance by Robin Williams at a comedy club in San Francisco. His performance was so incredible that at one point I literally could not breathe. He was a comic genius and in addition a marvelous … Continue reading

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Thank You

One pause that is worth the time is to identify at least one person in your life that has made a contribution to who you are today.For most of us there will be more than one, but it is touching … Continue reading

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Book Launch

Now that we are barely weeks away from the publication date of “The Cross or the Swastika” I need the input of all my friends and family regarding creating a “Buzz” for the book. Nothing helps more than word of … Continue reading

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