I am now an "old man". I have been writing books since I wrote a book of Science Test Questions under a NASA Science Foundation in the late 60's. I began working with youth in trouble - emotional, educational, "spiritual". I found a unique thing - "The most important subject to a person is THEMSELVES!" That began a series of self-discovery books that combined that theme with "And where do I then fit into what the world's needs and wants". This "Me and...series became state-adopted soft-cover texts and used by over a million youth from upper elementary to college. This led to the I Am Already Successful and I Can Manage Life series. Since then evolved another 15 books - including a novel (The White Savages - Miracles of the Hawk-Cross) that, to me, is the essence of my life - the "final solution" to who I am.
In the meantime I was a Guidance Counselor, School and Private Psychologist, Hypno-therapist, Gestalt Therapist, Neuro-muscular Therapist (chuckle) boat and house builder (see my "Chainsaw-built Homes")a farmer, musician and a compulsive writer - now over 25 books. Among all this was a 1/3 century involvement with 12 Step programs - AlAnon and AA.
My last book remains to be written - "How I Died As Gracefully As I Could - While Kicking and Screaming."
It is said, "Out of the mouths of babes.." suggesting that Truth is sometimes smuggled into our consciousness from strange and wonderful places. "Rats?" is the Year 2009 of actual/UN-edited e-mails between Dennis in Ohio and Bob in Florida. This exchange suggests that life- changing struggles often begin with nightly visits. You WILL NOT doubt now - life continues after "death".
Published: January 11, 2010.
Fiction » Historical » General
General George Washington directed his troops to "Break the backs of the Iroquois." The Senecas lost not one life during 6000 troops chasing 6000 Senecas. The Senecas knew a strong medicine - "aggressors cannot see clearly".
A intense yet burned-out minister conflicts, then bonds with and a brother and sister of the Seneca tribe in the woods of New York. This is a story of courage and faith.