Cycle of Lives Book Subject – A Matter of Timing


Things happen at the exact time they do, not a minute sooner, and not a minute later. This indisputable and uncontrollable truth can, depending on one’s desire to understand the greater meaning behind the critical moments of our lives, be both maddening and comforting. Cause and effect, coincidence, or some type of master plan are […]

Cycle of Lives Book Subject – Ordinary People


  What’s ordinary? It’s a fascinating question to contemplate when evaluating the impact that one person might have on others. After all, don’t we all yearn to be exposed to the extraordinary in others, to be moved by the uncommon in a generally common world? Almost all of the participants in my book project, which […]

Cycle of Lives Book Subject – Medals


  Youthful or experienced, fortunate or tragic, patient or caregiver, uncomplicated or implausible, concealed or observable; no matter which, these are the opposing and wide-spanning bookends that hold together the individual stories in my next book project in which I chronicle people’s emotional journeys with cancer. The events of these journeys vary widely from book […]

Cycle of Lives – Day 23


  Day 23 of the 5,000-mile ride was a wild one. I started in Baytown, Texas, and headed east towards southern Louisiana; Sulphur, Louisiana, to be exact, some 115 miles away. It wasn’t the direct headwind or the lightening fast trucks screaming by on the highway, or even the wet-sauna-like conditions that made it wild, […]