Disaster Work in Amerikkka

disaster work in america and racism

The current protests that have erupted across the U.S. following the death of George Floyd seemingly had far reaching affects. When I saw the film footage of George’s death I was, like most everyone, sickened by what I saw. Unfortunately, I had inclination we would find ourselves in this situation eventually. Let me explain, back […]

A Push for Peace

As a storyteller, I write about experiences that have moved me: most of my novels are many stories weaved together to make one. My goal as a writer is to challenge my readers to think about something they may have not considered before. Today, this is part of my experience with the Black Lives Movement […]

Disaster Preparedness: Practical Tips to be Prepared for Emergencies

DIY Emergency Preparedness Kit

I have volunteered in disaster work for several years now and having some experience with disasters I am frequently asked, “How should I prepare for a disaster?”. Since this is a common question, I thought I would put out a simple list down to help people. Get Educated Before the list, I think a big […]

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 […]