I’m so glad you found your way to Something to Say. I hope you will enjoy my blog which includes reflections, poetry, and a few short stories. You can also learn about my books, A YORKIE’S TALE and, THE BLACK FOX OF BECKHAM. To read a segment from A YORKIE’S TALE click here and scroll to the bottom of the page. To read a segment from THE BLACK FOX OF BECKHAM click here. My new book, NATHANIEL’S GOT THE BLUES will be available September 14th, 2020.
I have posted the first chapter of a book I have been contemplating for a long time. The book tentatively titled, THE SIX LIGHTS: A PATH TO PURPOSE, is an exploration of six key events described in the Gospels, mostly Luke. Additionally, these six events are those most likely to be chosen by artists to interpret and depict as they understand the event. I have always been impressed by the stories but personally struggled with their relevance until I began to see them more as archetypal events whose meaning became clearer to me through exploring works of art and those moments captured by photographers that in some ways showed these things happen all around us all the time when we learn how to look. I have put this project on hold for now because I have not found a lot of interest in the idea. If there is any interest, I can post another chapter. If not- So it goes.
I have added a few new pieces including THE PARSON about a very special priest I had the good fortune to know. Vincent Gowen was imprisoned on the Philippines during the Second World War. During this time of the Corona Virus I am, like so many others, struggling with the threat to me and loved ones, horrified by the toll it is taking on the US, and frankly disheartened by the failure of leadership during this crisis. I have taken to writing a sort of stream of consciousness series of reflections on how my world has been changed.
Finally, I have added a reflection on the 19th Anniversary of the September 11th, 2001 attack on our country. Hope you’ll have a look at this.
Please give some of my writing a read. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Please be safe.