The short of it.
Let’s be frank. This is written by me, like most writers’ Abouts, so I’ve gone ahead and put it in first person. It’s from my blog of the same name, www.CoffeeHouseBlog.com.
If someday I have a short, glowing biography written about me by someone that matters, then I’ll delete this. lams
I thank you sincerely for coming here. In the not-too-distant future, there will be posts on many things. I thought about naming the blog “Calamity and Grace” because that seems to be life. Hopefully, if you yourself connect with the Calamity character, you’ll welcome getting to know the Grace partner. And if your life is so blessed that you’re estranged from those who live with Calamity, maybe it will inspire you to move alongside a Calamity Girl or Boy.
At some point, I will have guest hosts and bloggers for CoffeeHouseBlog, so if you’ve got something to say and have a favorite coffeehouse and brew, email me.
COFFEEHOUSES: If you’d like to sponsor all or part of this blog, contact me!
ALSO: Syndication is available for Coffeehouses and other Coffee-related websites to make available interesting and provocative content for your customers to read on your own site, while they’re drinking your brew.
The posts will cover things like marriage and relationship; working with the circus; adventures with rock bands; wild times in men’s groups, new-age nonsense; the Holy Trinity; the Accuser; financial ruin; the art of mapmaking; serial killers I have known; happiness vs joy; wonderful people; wicked people; short story writing; photography; home remodeling; service ministries and helping the downtrodden; auto mechanics; Windjammer cruises; bar fights; romance; the power of prayer; the blessing of children; and things I don’t even know about today.
My writing education features Graduate Fiction at the Iowa Writers Workshop with the late James McPherson, along with other writing programs across the country. In the early 80s, I minored in Poetry with Iowa alumni Rush Rankin at the Kansas City Art Institute and then elsewhere with other Iowa graduates. Two of my short stories have won New Letters Literary Awards and other stories have placed in various short story competitions. I was recently a semi-finalist in the Final Draft Big Break screenwriting competition while living in Los Angeles.
My wife and I are temporarily living in Bangkok, Thailand. I once worked for the circus, among a few other jobs…