Category Archives: women

The Back Story

Heaven Shining Through continues to make its mark. In the past few days, I have heard the comments, “That was my story”, “I shared it with the kids {skipping over just one part} and it opened up some interesting conversations … Continue reading

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Reviews Are In

Heaven Shining Through. Yes it is! It’s been about a week and a half since book launch and the reviews are starting to come in. On the up side, they have been generally positive. On the down side, readers are … Continue reading

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Blast Off!

The hype of the book launch for Heaven Shining Through is now a happy memory. It went much better than I had hoped. I would have been happy with about 20 souls in the seats and would have been ecstatic … Continue reading

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Waiting for a Hug

I was going through some files the other day and came across the eulogy I delivered for my very good friend, confidant and counselor, Sonni. It struck me. She died two years ago today and, just like my wife, there … Continue reading

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A Year Without ‘Sonni’-Shine

I received the news a year ago today. My very close friend Sonni had died, less than two weeks after suffering a debilitating overnight stroke. Over the past few years, Sonni and I had become very close friends, She was … Continue reading

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Deja Vu

I always thought there was a connection between Karen and Sonni. There were so many instances where I couldn’t tell them apart if my eyes were shut. I have a story to share that I was going to include in … Continue reading

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Life, Love and Even Death

For only the fourth time in my life, I am witnessing an actual death watch. It sucks and it’s four times too many. But the experience(s) are an opportunity to reflect on life, love and even death. First a caveat. … Continue reading

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