Dover-Foxcroft Love

Wisdom From a Father was officially introduced to the Dover-Foxcroft community today (Dec. 6) at a presentation at the Thompson Free Library — despite the fact the book continues to be a no-show. There were a half dozen in attendance, two patrons who listened in and a late comer — about normal for a library presentation on a cold December afternoon. And there were a number of well wishers who dropped by my various social media sites to tell me they were there in spirit although work and life got in the way of them being there physically.

It was love from the Dover-Foxcroft community.

Unfortunately, the hard copies of the book are still missing in action. Through a series of mis-steps involving the cover, the books were delayed and are now scheduled for delivery early next week. As soon as they get in, I’ll set aside some time to autograph them and get them into the hands of those who pre-ordered the book(s).

Interest from both the New York {also without benefit of a hard copy} and Maine {at least they had a proof copy to peruse} launches and social media blitz has been good. A number of people have taken advantage of my  special Christmas promotion — a copy of both Wisdom From a Father and Heaven Shining Through (a $9.99 value) for $20.00 plus tax. Drop me an e-mail at if you’re interested in a signed copy of either book or both.

I explained — through a story — my face was “ruddy, ruddy red” for the production delays, but I thought they would be pleased with the book of essays. Those attending seemed to agree as they looked at the proof copy.

Wisdom From a Father deals precisely with the unpredictabilities of life – the twists, the turns, the highs, the lows, the struggles and the glory. The essays are down-home reflections on life, love and family. There are joys. There are tribulations. There are reflections. There is every day life.

In each essay I try to reflect a greater Power who colors my perspective and shows His extraordinary presence in the ordinary. My comments are always filtered through the lens of my Judeo-Christian values and largely based on 40 years of marriage raising five children. All were written from my heart, sometimes seriously and sometimes with a touch of humor.

There are 52 essays in Wisdom From a Father. They are independent, so they can be read any way you choose – sequentially, randomly, in a few sittings, once a week. Topics range from “Conversations with God” and “Because He Lives” to “The Silly Season” and” The Game of Life.” It includes a few book reviews, remembering “9/11” and “Amazing Grace”. Some of the essays are dated – I refer to the presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney – but with universal insights. It is liberally sprinkled with anecdotes from life with Karen and five kids. And each essay ends with the signature Thought To Remember.

Just as a reminder, this my second venture into the world of book publishing. I released a novella, Heaven Shining Through, last March. The novella has been receiving mostly solid 4-5 stars and positive reviews. It remains available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and is listed at GoodReads.

Unsigned copies of both books are available in both Kindle and paperback versions at Amazon. If you want a signed copy, drop me an e-mail at

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Once you are a member of a church don’t leave until God releases you, even for a million dollar raise.

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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