Another Book?

Another Book?

Yep.  Another book, this one for a cause.  And, a brief diversion from river ranting.  For now. Privilege and Privation, a Love Story, is a book commissioned by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks to focus on personalizing, understanding, and bridging differences...
Art Inspired

Art Inspired

The first thing you will notice about my new novel, PIG FARM, released just this month, is the front cover.  And then, the shocking back cover.  The provocative art of Amber Hansen has inspired my writing and speaking. It has pushed me to take chances, to stretch...
Pig Farm: A Teaser

Pig Farm: A Teaser

A teaser.  A heads up. A precursor of things to come. Like the first day of Autumn.  No matter how hot or pleasant, rainy or cold, humid or dry, it says winter is on the horizon. I have a new novel on the horizon too.  Pig Farm.  It is a fictional account of how a pig...
Our National Regression

Our National Regression

As you may have deduced by now, when possible, I like to pick significant family dates within my bi-weekly blog discipline to post.  It grounds me to what’s most important in my life.  This date happens to by my wife Betty’s big number 70. Happy Birthday, my love!...
Places of the Heart

Places of the Heart

It is only fitting that on the occasion of my daughter Patricia Jean Parnell’s 27th birthday, I write about “places of the heart.”  She certainly has a special one in mine, stealing it at the grand old age of 44, well beyond my wildest dreams of ever having a daughter...