This Sunday is Father’s Day. For me, this is the first Father’s Day of my life without my Dad. Last summer he passed away at the ripe old age of 96. I was very lucky to have him around for so long. My wife’s father passed away this fall. He was always kind to me even though we both only spoke a few words of each other’s language. I want to celebrate being a single father to three of the most wonderful people on Earth.
A dream came true last week. For months, I had been looking forward to hugging my youngest daughter who lives a few hours from here. She wanted to wait until we both had the vaccine. Happily we got together last week for the first time in too many months. She, her partner and I had a little cookout in their favorite state park. It was a beautiful day. This park was their sanctuary during the worst of the covid-19 plague. The first hug from my dearest sweetie rejuvenated me.
To celebrate fatherhood, I would like to give away five books on Amazon. If you download any of them please leave a kind review. Writing has been a passion of mine since the Sixth Grade, when Mrs. Baker, my English teacher asked us to write a page of description. I wrote a half page and she said it was so well written I got an A. That wee bit of encouragement sparked a decades beacon fire in my soul. Please enjoy one of the following for free this Sunday June 20.
The Boomer Whisperer
A travel companion on the spiritual journey of aging Boomers.
As the70 million Baby Boomers exit the workforce, many of the formerly work-focused Boomer generation undergo a very personal spiritual journey as they seek to make peace with their past…
Unboxing Your Soul
We are all wandering timelessly through paradise. Unboxing your soul reveals who you truly are. After a miraculous epiphany changed my life forever, I wanted to share what manifested in my life after I unboxed my soul. I hope by reading this book you can discover your own unique way to unbox your soul and manifest a brighter future. I have been a student of Taoism, Zen, as well as Asian art and culture for decades…
When Thunder Comes
On April 18, 1942, sixteen American B-25 bombers audaciously attacked the Japanese mainland in what became known as the Doolittle Raid, and afterwards fifteen crews were forced to make emergency landings or parachute into China. By the middle of the summer of 1942 an estimated 250,000 Chinese people were killed in retribution for assisting the Doolittle Raiders, and tens of thousands more died or were permanently disabled by the lingering pathogens of the Japanese biological weapons used in further retaliation….
The world’s relationship with China is more important than ever before. Discover insight into the future of China through the writing of hundreds of millennials from one of China’s richest provinces.
China’s over three hundred million Millennials remain relatively unknown internationally. They are the wellspring for the Chinese Dream. Chinese, Dreaming is a collection of writing and cultural observations about modern China selected from thousands of my former university students…
Shine a Splendid Light
One day the Universe blessed me with the reawakening of romantic love. I was thunderstruck from afar. These collected poems and brief essays celebrate the restoration of my life. I was a single father for many years, and I devoted my life to my three children. I suffered some serious health issues due to immense stress. With much soul-searching and long discussions with my marvelous kids, I left America and moved to China to be with the woman I love. I lived twenty percent of my life in China before returning to the US. My time living in a foreign culture inspired my writing and changed me forever….