A Little News First…
The Midwest Book Review’s review of my novel A Monk’s Way:
“Impressively well written and consistently compelling from beginning to end, “A Monk’s Way” is as thoughtful and thought-provoking as it is unfailingly entertaining.”
Now, A Little About Me…
I am a retired entrepreneur and professional singer, now an author and traveler sharing time in France, the United States and Uruguay. I am fascinated by things spiritual and my studies have taken me around the world – from the USA to London, from France to Australia, from Ireland to India. I have had many wonderful experiences in these sometimes faraway places. I was present at the Dalai Lama’s visit in Brittany, experiencing at arm’s length his extraordinary presence. I have been fortunate to have absorbed the beauty and peace of Plum Village, France, home of famed author and Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. I am a former member of the College of Psychic Studies in London, and I continue to support the Self-Realization Fellowship of Paramahansa Yogananda in Los Angeles, visiting its shrines and attending SRF’s extraordinary annual conference.
I have been a long-time student of Transcendental Meditation and I have had the opportunity to visit with Indian pundits both in situ and in the United States on practical matters, spirit and astrology. I have also been a student of alternative therapies such as Healing Touch, massage, hypnotherapy and EFT, and have studied with yoga masters in Australia, Ireland and Uruguay.
I am a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. I also write poetry which has been published in the lovely South Dakota Magazine and the South Dakota State Poetry Society’s Pasque Petals…and I founded and performed for five years with the a cappella group The Fabulous Fourmeldyhides, including a national TV gig with the QVC Shopping Channel, and a fifteeen day appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where we were “Pick of the Day”. The group also performed at various places on the bill with Gary Lewis, Lou Christie, the Little River Band, The Turtles, Mitch Ryder, etc. A great ride.