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September 20, 2017

There are few things in life which completely halt everything, occasionally your breath or heart. Serious illness, death of a close family member. A colleague of mine is separated and, luckily for her, her husband is willing to change and they are going to counseling. I mention that because I envy her. Why? She has the chance to really work on things, to truly see if saving their marriage is possi...

May 27, 2017

Hey, Mike Rowe, an entire article that actually agrees with you... and the link was on the top of the homepage on Yahoo! as if it's "new" news. Maybe you're beginning to be heard. Maybe. I can only hope. What you do matters to my job. If not for your advocacy, what I do would be more difficult, because I would have little good news or hope to point out.…/americans-need-jo...

July 5, 2016

After my regular classes today, I drove over to the rehab where I teach on Saturdays, and got to tell another one of my students that he passed his test and now has an equivalent diploma. He not only passed, but blew it out of the water.

I like handing over that piece of paper, especially to my recovering addicts/alcoholics, because it is physical proof that they aren't dumb, stupid, or losers--non...

May 22, 2016

There are a lot of different kinds of readers...Wait...What? A reader is a reader...right?

Um. No. And yes. A reader *hopefully* reads our books, so yes. But what authors REALLY need from a reader totally depends upon what kind of reader that person is, so no. Lemme explain.

Readers come to authors in a variety of ways: they know us IRL (in real life), family or friends of ours, word of mouth fr...

April 18, 2016



God puts people in your life for a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime. Sometimes you are the teacher and sometimes you are the student. Sometimes you are the catalyst and sometimes you are the affected. But there is always a lesson to be learned.

The Reasons have a purpose. God places them in your path for one, specific, purpose. For Good or Bad, their circle touches yours...often for mere moments...

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