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Five Minute Read

Why Christians Betrayed Jesus For Trump

In researching my latest book, The Quest: A Way To Enjoy Life, I came across a book by Dr. James Hollis called Why Good People Do Bad Things. It was written twelve years ago, but a passage I read this morning could have been written today. He asks, “What happens when ‘the good people’ are themselves […]

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My Heart Hurts — My Latest Watercolor

“My Heart Hurts” 14″ x 20″ Graphite and Watercolor on Handmade Paper There are times an artist should paint their dreams. This is my anima grieving for America, for my family, friends, and former parishioners who have sold their souls to a traitorous dictator.

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Six Minute Read

Enantiodromia — My Latest Watercolor

  18″ x 24″ Original Graphite and Watercolor As far as I can remember, I have never given an interpretation for one of my 200+ watercolors. I prefer the observer to form their own opinions and ideas. But this painting is so important to me personally that I feel it might be of interest to […]

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Three Minute Read

Dreams Do Come True

As I settle into my new Florida studio (The Sandbox), I’m gradually exploring my decades-old collection of books. Yesterday I opened a beautiful journal (pictured) that I had not looked at for years. The title page read Dreams ’06. The journal was given to me by a close friend named Ramon Presson. In a hidden […]

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Four Minute Read

The High Cost Of Leaving Christianity

It is impossible to overstate the cost of leaving the Christian faith. Departing my belief system has been devastating. Almost ten years later, I still experience intense anger and inception-like dreams about the abuse of growing up in a world of lies. I feel robbed of a normal childhood and was deprived of accurate information. […]

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Two Minute Read

Why Marriage Should Not Be A Death Sentence

As our life expectancy continues to grow, the antiquated rule for marriage “until death do you part” sounds…old. Many of us got married as kids and had no idea how to grasp the commitment we were forced into making by our churches. That we were bound to a person we hardly knew for the next […]

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One Minute Read

My Latest Watercolor: Sunbather

“Sunbather” 11.5″ x 13.5″ Graphite Sketch w/ Watercolor

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One Minute Read

My Latest Watercolor: “Hush, Little Baby, Don’t Say A Word”

“Hush, Little Baby, Don’t Say A Word” Original 11″ x 13″ Watercolor and Graphite on Handmade Paper Sexual abuse of children is a pervasive and horrific problem throughout all religions, as institutional assumptions and procedures tend to protect predators and harm victims. In this painting, I have listed only a handful of religious leaders convicted […]

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Three Minute Read

Thoughts About Gina’s 65th Birthday And My Tenth Birthday Celebration With Her

Ten years ago, my exile began. The decree—to be utterly alone. What worse punishment could there be, my family thought, than to be deprived of their divine presence?  Guilt and shame, remorse, humiliation, those are familiar emotions of a religion to which they still cling. But as the afternoon of life spread its shadows across […]

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Emotional Observations During My Walk/Run Today

It was a stunningly beautiful Florida morning. As I write the chapter about emotions in my latest book, The Quest, three events of interest captured my attention. I might note that I have determined—in my quest to enjoy life—to give the gift of a warm smile to everyone I encounter. Fortunately, I do not have […]