Category Archives: REFLECTIONS

NOW on Kindle – High Along the Green Weyes $2.99 for Two Weeks


HATGW_CvrIf you have ever loved and lost, if you enjoy old stone walls, inlets by the sea, beaches, summer warmth, the green of spring in the mountains, the barren beauty of winter, and the vivid colors of fall; if you have–or need–hope for the future, then let this chapbook be your introduction to my early and mid-life poetry. And may it touch something in you along your spiritual journey.

I’ve written these poems over a period from 1966 to 2010.

The Kindle version of High Along the Green Weyes: Selected Early Poems is available at Amazon.com for only $2.99. This promotion of the new chapbook will last until October 5, 2017. Then it will appear at its regular retail price of $9.00.

High Along the Green Weyes contains 25 poems and a brief essay or meditation on the theme of “voice” and inspiration. Hope you enjoy it.

Advertisements

My Newest Book – Almost Finished


I’m in the formatting stage of completing my 5th book. What makes this book stand out from the others is . . . this is my first work of fiction.

I’ve collected and edited 50 decades of  selected poems and compiled a chapbook. Do you like the cover?

HATGW_Cvr

High Along the Green Weyes: Selected Early Poems will be available first in Kindle and eBook format, followed by the print version several weeks later.

I hope that I may add a new fiction audience to my already faithful non-fiction readers. And once my book of poems is launched, I can get to work on finishing the two novels I have in the works. Very exciting for me to launch out in fiction.

I hope you will share this post with friends and family and help me spread the word. I’ll keep you informed.

If you would like to be placed on my Personal Newsletter list, please sign up on the right in the navigation column. The newsletter, when I begin it, will be quarterly. And short!! LOL.

Here’s one of the poems:

Okemo

A light breeze, sweet with morning,

flapped my curtain, stirred the long

blinds to softly clatter, welcoming day.

–a mountain-flyer morning.

 

High over valleys watching, with hawks–

Okemo–scared with jagged trails, bare, green grassed,

empty lines and lifts and ledges,

beside condominiums–gleaming rows of white teeth

smiling in the sun–

long after Abenaki moved north.

 

Okemo–sore with skiers and trails, waits

through seasons for her trees to return

as the wheel comes round again,

as it always comes round . . . again–

around To her, alone in wind,

with hawks.

Memoir vs Autobiography


Adopted CS Cover.inddI recently wrote a memoir. A family member asked me, “Why wasn’t so-and-so mentioned in your book?”

“I didn’t include many special people, interesting places, and events of my life in the work, mainly because I wrote a memoir, not an autobiography.” I said.

“What’s the difference? I’m not sure I know. Isn’t a memoir supposed to be about all that you remember in your life?” he said.

That’s when I gave a brief comparison as I understood the differences.

“To me, a memoir presents slices of memory around a theme. The theme I chose was my adoption and healing love. The memoir began simply as a journaling of the various encounters I had as an adoptee with the love that finally healed my life and my wounded heart. Much of what I wrote when I started out was for my own personal reflection and not intended for publication. Only later did I see the theme emerge.

An autobiography, on the other hand, is a full, comprehensive accounting of everything in the life of the person writing. The autobiography organizes itself chronologically. The memoir or personal narrative, may meander through various memories and snatches of experiences surrounding the developing theme. Is that explanation helpful?”

“I think you should share that in an Introduction or Preface then.” he said.

“Perhaps a blog post will do. On behalf of my readers, I was trying to be brief and focused.” My family member seemed satisfied.

This is the simplified explanation of how I envisioned and wrote my recent book entitled, Adopted: An Adoptee’s Memoir of Healing Love. I hope I clarified the distinction enough to not be held guilty of leaving out him and others I love and value.

QUESTION: Is the explanation I gave clear and accurate as you think about the differences?

Adopted Memoir Available for Kindle


“I thought I’d be dead by 21”

 

Great pain produces character. It can just as easily produce fear, rejection, and self-loathing. 

 

My early life produced in me a fear that I’d be dead by 21. This personal narrative is my memory of a lifelong search for love, belonging, and a sense of place. Walk with me on my journey through abandonment, panic attacks, fear, rejection, bullying, and unbelief, out into the blinding light of healing love.

 

Adopted touches on the issues nearly every child or adult adoptee must face on the way to maturity, wholeness, and redemption. Along the way it provides valuable insights to adoptive and foster parents who long to see their children whole; and, to adult adoptees who wonder why they do what they do and how healing can be the next chapter in their life story.

adopted-cover-kindle

See product page at Amazon.com

Peace with God as a Way of Life | Forest Haven, New Hampshire


Peace with God as a Way of Life | Forest Haven, New Hampshire.

After Evangelicals get “saved,” what’s the next step? Want to know deeper peace–Peace with God as a Way of Life. There is a life that awaits the honest seeker–a life that first gives you a peaceful heart and then makes you a signpost along the highway of God. Don’t take my word for it. Read this post from my friend and brother, Randy Thompson, Director of Forest Haven in Bradford, NH.

Welcome-to-Forest-Haven-sign1-300x212

The Real Book Spy

Full coverage of all your favorite authors, and their characters, unlike anywhere else on the web!

WordPress.com Apps

Apps for any screen

CA Feeney

Random reflections, wanderings, and ponderings..

Christian House Sitters

Posts about House Sitting, Our charity work and general articles of interest. Lots of variety.

jeannie's Cross Road

Stuck in the Muck of life? Be “Free to Walk” God’s Purpose and Plan for Your Life! www.crossroadschristianlifecoaching.com

%d bloggers like this: