Book Reviews, memoir, Writing

A Review to Celebrate the One-Month Anniversary of The Supreme Victory of the Heart

A few days ago, a reader emailed me to let me know that she'd posted a review of my new memoir The Supreme Victory of the Heart on Amazon. I've been lucky enough to have gotten several enthusiastic reviews of this book, but this latest one--by a woman named Kellie Heath--really bowled me over. Not… Continue reading A Review to Celebrate the One-Month Anniversary of The Supreme Victory of the Heart

Events, Interviews, love, memoir, Writing

Upcoming interview on B-NOW radio

This Wednesday, May 20, at 10am Eastern Time, I'll be live with Jeanie Brosius King on her B-NOW Blog Talk radio show, discussing my new book The Supreme Victory of the Heart: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Synchronicity. Jeanie is a delightful, vibrant woman who brings great energy and heart to her interviews of… Continue reading Upcoming interview on B-NOW radio

coincidences, memoir, Writing

Watch for my memoir The Supreme Victory of the Heart in May 2020

Many of you have been patiently waiting for publication info on the memoir I've been working on for the last nine years, about the harrowing months following my French fiancé's announcement that an old flame was back in his life--and the coincidences that led me to see a higher purpose behind it all. I am… Continue reading Watch for my memoir The Supreme Victory of the Heart in May 2020

Book Reviews, coincidences, Parapsychology, Philosophy, Spirituality, Writing

My new book on coincidences is out!

It's been a long time coming, but I am thrilled to announce the arrival of my new book: The Source and Significance of Coincidences: An Astonishing Look at the Hard Evidence. I am also thrilled to announce that less than 24 hours after its release, it is already the #1 new release in ESP on… Continue reading My new book on coincidences is out!

Book Reviews, psychology, Spirituality, Writing

Chasing Your Dream

My last post talked about longings that we can't quite explain and thus often disregard as irrational and unimportant. This post is about an excellent tool to help us recover those crucial, disregarded desires: a 30-day guided journal called Chasing Your Dream. It so happens that one of the dreams that runs in my family is the dream… Continue reading Chasing Your Dream

Writing

Turns Out, Fun Is Essential to Writing

Whether you're an aspiring or accomplished writer, you've likely had moments (or years at a time) when you've worried that you just didn't have what it takes. I certainly have. I'm a very methodical and analytic person, and for a long time, I thought that these personality traits might prevent me from ever producing a compelling piece of… Continue reading Turns Out, Fun Is Essential to Writing

Book Reviews, Writing

The Baltimore Review

The Summer 2014 issue of The Baltimore Review is now available online. On its site, you can read not only one of my recent flash nonfiction pieces, "Cop Cars," but also some excellent poetry and fiction from writers around the country. My favorite pieces from this issue include: Vincent Poturica's short story "Habte," about an Eritrean immigrant at a child's… Continue reading The Baltimore Review

Book Reviews, Education, Language, Writing

You Ain’t Smart Unless You Sound Smart

"[B]eing trailer park trash doesn't preclude intelligence." If only we lived in a world where this was not news. If only we lived in a world where this was not something a person could prove only by discarding the way of speaking they grew up with and adopting "standard" English. But we don't live in that world. And that's what… Continue reading You Ain’t Smart Unless You Sound Smart

Writing

The Importance of Readers

There's a phase of the writing process to which I'm particularly resistant. It's not the dreaming phase, where even the worst ideas look golden. It's not the sitting-down-to-a-blank-page phase, where I hesitate to ruin those golden ideas by turning them into words. It's not even the arduous process of writing an entire first draft, then a second, then a third. When things look like crap, with no trace of inspiration anywhere, I… Continue reading The Importance of Readers

Daily Life, Homesteading, Writing

A Story for a Very Cold Day

It's 10°F this morning, and there's ice on the inside of the windows. First thing I did? Go out and check on the chickens. Who were out in their yard apparently as happy as ever. I took them a big pot of hot water since their regular water dispenser was frozen solid. And I threw them… Continue reading A Story for a Very Cold Day