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I am a writer
3 books so far. One is Christian Fiction and the other is Fantasy
Fiction. My favorite genre is drama
, and I also direct my plays and
sometimes even appear in them. I also write poetry.
My latest one is Historical Fiction.
As a writer I have to go places sane people do not like to go for
fear of dirtying their clothes. To produce a realistic book or play
or poem you have to look at all of life--the good, the bad, the
painful, the tragic and the wonderful. For the most part it ends up
in my work and doesn't stick to me long.
I have been a living historian
for years and
years, and currently am the chaplain for the 5th Ga. We portray
what the men went through in the War Between the States
and tell the history of that time period form the perspective of
the individual soldier.
I serve as a Major, and teach the period dancing
on the side and
call a few
from time to time.
I am spontaneous, intelligent, and Irish
What I’m doing with my life
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Right now I am engaged in producing a play
, and writing another
. This part of my life usually only changes with the name
of the play and the novel I am working on.
I have 3
books published now
. You can get them directly from the
publisher (see below) or order them at your favorite book
My newest one is A Servant's Story.
There’s No Such Truth as “Just Because” can be found at
And Do I Trust You? may be found at
I do think you will enjoy both books.
I am also in the MAT program at ASU. I love teaching, and want to
get certified so I can teach high school or college.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I am good at listening. I am also good at writing and talking. I
read all the time, so I am able to converse on a wide variety of
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I have a certain intensity about me. Some people have even called
me fierce-- but that is before they know I am a kindly old
I rarely bite, and only seldom even growl.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Les Miserables is probably my favorite book, but I like most of the
classics. I like a book with plot, story line and well defined
characters, not one which depends on special effects.
Peretti, Grisham, Koontz, Conroy, Sparks all are on my shelf--or
more likely on a chair or by my bed or someplace like that.
Hemingway and Dickens and of course Shakespeare are visited with
often as well.
Music.... well not rap. I prefer Classical --leaning heavily on
piano and strings. I like folk and rock -- 60's 70's music. I
actually like the lyrics better than the music and think folks like
Dylan and Baez were great poets/artists.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
God. With me it is not religion, it is relationship. God is my
Books and music
Coffee is way up high in the gottahaves!
My cat Wookie is something I might have to do without someday, but
would not want to.
Most of my camping is circa 1860, but I love it
Clean socks are a must too!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I'm a writer! I spend much of my time thinking about the worlds I
am creating, and the people in them. Being a writer is something
like being God! I create a 'world' via my word--I people it,
allowing my characters a certain amount of free will, yet having
the basic journey they are on pretty much mapped out and fixed. I
give them life, I take it away. And I love my creations!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Busy. If I'm not working on a play I am writing one or in a camp
preparing to repel the Yankee hoards.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
For the Sake of the Poems
I am so alone.
I stare at the stars above me, and try just to breathe.
How curious that the sudden awareness of my coming death
has awakened me to the fact that I have no one,
that I spent my life discarding loved ones
like poems that didn’t work along the way.
Faces flutter across my soul, and guilt overwhelms me
when I must struggle to put names on their smiles.
Images whirl like autumn leaves in a storm around each face.
As I grew older, piece by piece, I chose to move outside
those ideas and those people that cluttered my solitude.
Old friends; new friends . . . they were all the same.
I truly believed I did not have the stamina for them.
Like bits of granite they weighted my soul
demanding attention, gobbling more and more of my
precious internal moments.
I was fighting for my life!
I could not afford such draining ties.
I thought if I set them aside I would have the strength
for greater, more profound efforts.
Not for myself, but for the poems.
A solitary for the sake of the words,
and the poems required me to create a magnificent self.
All my strength went into that.
The splendid impostor.
There may be no tomorrow.
I am so alone.
I am old, and tired.
Fighting for one more day is too difficult!
A day is nothing.
Life is over, and I am condemned to spend
my last moments with a man I do not know at all.
A soft desperate laugh escapes my throat.
Blessed God! What a sparkling wasteland I carved in my heart!
For the sake of the poems.
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