A Book Preview


This is the introduction of my book, titled God Is: An Accidental Mystic Discovers the Nature of God, now available on Amazon. Introduction No one is more surprised than me that I’ve written this book. Five years ago when I walked into my first recovery meeting, the idea I would be...

About a Poem


I never know when a poem will whisper in my ear. Ever grateful for the Notes app on my iPhone, I do my best to type them out as soon as inspiration speaks. Some of the poems unfold in their entirety as easily as transcribing a voicemail. Others appear with...

The Story Behind the Songs


This is an excerpt from my book, titled God Is: An Accidental Mystic Discovers the Nature of God, now available on Amazon. God is an Unexpected Gift I was standing in the shower. I’d just finished playing the ukulele and was humming a Simon and Garfunkel song as the warm water rolled...

How Shell Mosaics Are Made


I moved to Sanibel Island, Florida, from Illinois in 2015. I love nothing more than strolling the beaches here and found myself with a growing collection of seashells. What to do with them? I can’t remember exactly how the idea came to me, but I have always been drawn to...