What: A Creative Overview
Work accomplished—so far:
Written over 130 published magazine articles in regional, national, and international magazines primarily about people, peace, social justice, the environment, and outdoor adventure.
Authored three books:
Cobble Creek (short stories and poetry, 2002)
Peace, Justice, Care of Earth (biography, 2006)
Brain Tumor (medical memoir, 2009)
Written radio scripts for radio theatre troupes
Delivered dozens of speeches and facilitated workshops on spiritual values
Edited Spontaneous Evolution for cellular biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton and social satirist Steve Bhaerman who performs as Swami Beyondananda (Hay House, 2009)
Developed over 30 custom policy and procedural manuals and over 100 hours of management and safety training for corporate and governmental clients
Written video scripts and produced video programs for corporate and educational clients
Consulted with clients regarding optimal communications messages, media, and presentation techniques.
Tips for Writers and Speakers: what
Relate the Five Ws in order of importance: who, what, where, when, and why,
The reason: Your readers and listeners want to know who did what, where, and when. Then, they want to know why (motive) and how (technique).
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Projects in process
Frequently contributing articles to Encore magazine and the Southwest Michigan Wellness Directory and other publications
Authoring two books: Open Face on caring for an aging parent; and Oneness Awareness about my recent visits to and interactions with previously unknown people in eight nations from Barbados to India (see photos below)
Serving as a coach/editor for several established and emerging authors
Crafting a musical
Members of the Gold family in Himmelfporten, Germany.
I met Karsten, the husband and father, on a train from Berlin to Hamburg.
He was a soldier in the East German army when the Berlin Wall fell: November 9, 1989. Karsten invited me to the family's home for a delicious meal. Prior to the children's bedtime story, we looked at a globe to view the locations
of Germany and the