Archives for January 2018

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall

(Hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from my book Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want, available on Amazon.) I did not grow up in a family or community that embraced poetry—I mean, how many American families or communities do? And yet I secretly wrote it as a child, and remain a closet poet to this day. My […]

Happiness runs in a circular motion

(Hope you’ll enjoy this excerpt from my second book, Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want, available on Amazon :)) “Welcome home, Jim Dugan,” said the Irishman at the Customs desk in Dublin, appropriately ruddy-cheeked and blarney-tongued, stamping my father’s passport and causing Dad to pinken to his very toes with glee, stepping foot at last onto […]