Music Of John Clarke

Have you ever heard a melody that made you stop whatever you were doing at the time, and focus instead on the amazing sounds that were filling the air? Well, that happened to me not so long ago. I was going about my work one day when a friend who plays the guitar and usually listens […]

Christmastime 2013

Standing in a parking lot while my girlfriend is doing some Christmas shopping, I find myself taking inventory of Christmases past. Into my mind fly memories of snow, cold, and cheer. Standing here watching these internal movies, I find that each recollection has its own sweetness or bitterness. To revisit these memories is like walking […]

Eyes Of Sunday Morning

What goes on behind the scenes of my work is important to me because it inspires me to include the details of everyday life in the books I write. It’s the little moments we all experience that help us relate to one another. For me, the little details are the things that draw me into […]

Saturday Morning

Sometimes, just sometimes, the inspirational places are at home with the ones we love, more so than going off to discover some new place. That’s what this blog is about, my little home and living with the one I love. Trying to keep a balance of life, love and happiness is tricky. Take a moment […]

Superstition Mountain

My girlfriend and I hiked up Superstition Mountain in Apache Junction, AZ. earlier in the month. This mountain has a enigmatic past. It’s rumored to have gold rich gold mine that very few have been able to find. It’s called the Lost Dutchman mine. However we weren’t looking for gold or a mine. My girlfriend […]

What Is Alternative Spiritual Fiction?

I was asked why do you use the term Alternative Spiritual Fiction? I confess this a is a genre I made up. I don’t like my work to be placed into a box, have boarders built around them, it feels to confining to me. I want my work to be free. To me when I […]

The Visit

[Below is my version of a one-sided conversation with my father. I wrote it this way because I thought it would offer you a chance to fill in the other side of the conversation with your own father’s voice and words.] Last month I went out to see my father. He lives in a remote […]

Recipe: Quick & Easy Apple Pork Roast

Ingredients 1 (1.5 to 3 pound) pork loin or butt 1 large Braeburn Apple (any apple will work of course) 1 tablespoon minced garlic 3-4 strips of Apple smoked bacon 1/4 large yellow onion, chopped 2 ribs celery, chopped 1 cup of applesauce For gravy use a can of Campbells Golden mushroom Preheat oven to […]

Recipe: Green Chile

This recipe is in conjunction with the previous Apple Pork roast recipe. If you don’t consume all of the pork roast you can make a wonderful tasty dish out of the leftovers. Ingredients 1 1 teaspoon canola oil 2 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 4 Left over pork roast or (1 lb […]

I Guess I’m Doing Better Than Some People

I was out visiting friends the other day and I caught up with someone I haven’t seen in long time. I asked my old friend how he’d been since I last saw him. He looked down at the ground and shook his head and said: I got laid-off three years ago, my wife she filed […]