Trilogy Complete: Doing Unto Others

Interested in challenging your thinking while reading compelling stories of atonement, recovery, retribution and inspirational leadership? After decades of increasing division, America embraces a path toward unity behind the sole principle common to every major faith, as well as those who don’t believe in a higher power. “Doing Unto Others: The Golden Rule Revolution” is now available in paperback only on Amazon and Createspace, completing the trilogy I began writing three years ago. (A formal launch, with e-book version, is still two months away, but I needed to hit the publish button in order to obtain review copies.) This is the most important book in the trilogy and does not require reading the first two to contemplate and enjoy.

Front cover for Doing Unto Others: The Golden Rule Revolution

Front cover for Doing Unto Others: The Golden Rule Revolution

Six Actions We Can Each Take to Build Unity

As a four-year-old in 1968, I sent my mother into sheer panic at a local McDonald’s when I loudly asked the large man next to her why he only washed the inside of his hands. Amidst the race riots of that tumultuous year, the African American … [Continue reading]

With Family Afar, Thankful for An Unlikely Friendship

Jim Bowen with Aunt Annette

From a distance, the 350 pounds Jim Bowen packs into his thick, muscular frame appear menacing. A shaved skull and elongated Van Dyke beard edged with the first trimmings of grey only add to the suggestion that he must be a bouncer at an edgy Daytona … [Continue reading]

When Pasties Appear on Guys’ Weekend

Launching over Volkswagen Rock in Piers Gorge with best friends Dave Steel (front left), me (front right), Mike Collins (middle right) and guide Forrest Smith on the Wild Ride.

Staring at the pasties we caressed in our hands, we weren't sure what to do next. Do we envelop them in our mouths, wrapping our lips as far around as possible? Is it better to nibble at the edge while maintaining a firm handhold? For the rest … [Continue reading]

MSNBC’s Matthews Frets On U.S. Language Segregation

At the conclusion of his MSNBC Hardball show tonight, host Chris Matthews recognized the problem of America's growing language segregation. Speaking in context of Scotland's secession vote today, Matthews said he worries "occasionally where we are … [Continue reading]

Scotland Secession: Warning for U.S.?

Just a few months ago, political pundits treated tomorrow’s secession vote in Scotland as no more than a passing nuisance. After 307 years together, Scotland and England are so intertwined that most firmly believed Scots would overwhelmingly vote … [Continue reading]

Leaving NYC Without My Wife

Manhattan skyline

Sweat dripped onto my glasses as my wrenched right arm stretched up the bottom of one sofa section, holding a nut in place while my left arm extended to twist an ingeniously minimalist tool. Pains reached every muscle when I earlier passed the … [Continue reading]

On my 50th, 50 Reasons to be Grateful

Reaching the half-century mark today seems an appropriate time to reflect on some of the reasons I have to be grateful in life. To make it simple, I’ll go with 50 reasons, though I make no promise these are the most important. Having gone to … [Continue reading]

The FBI Wants to Know What I’m Doing

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Anyone else have an on-line profile viewed lately by the Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI? I suppose it's inevitable given the research I've been doing for my next book, which includes research on Islamic terrorists, drug cartels, nuclear … [Continue reading]

Suicide Escape Out in Paperback

"Unflinching honest." ". . . captures my torment as a teenager." ". . . emotions, fears and struggles are spot on." "Opens minds to the value and purpose of each life." The paperback version of Suicide Escape is out; just $7.97 on Amazon. Kindle … [Continue reading]