OPEN Mike focuses on three areas that are important to me:
- cancer and healthy living
- spiritual questions
- writing as vocation
I am a professional writer—one reason this blog is so stinkin’ good!—with more than a dozen books to my credit (see below). I also do internet marketing, website content and search engine optimization (SEO).
I started OPEN Mike to keep family and friends posted (sic) on my struggle to stay alive. I keep it going as a way to share my journey of Stumbling Toward Heaven (the title of my new book).
In the past four years I have survived three bouts of cancer, a bone marrow transplant, a serious auto accident and the death of my wife of 37 years. Not the best of times . . .
I BELIEVE in God, but not in all the doctrines or deeds attributed to him/her/it.
I BELIEVE theology reveals more about its authors than its subject.
I BELIEVE in stars, not constellations.
I BELIEVE curiosity comes from being made in God’s image. If he weren’t curious, we wouldn’t be here.
I BELIEVE asking questions is not a sin, even if we sometimes come up with the wrong answers.
I BELIEVE changing your mind can either be a sign of gullibility or maturity and that it takes some of the former to acquire the latter.
I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I have four kids and six grandkids at last count. Not a record, but more than a hobby.
I have a Facebook page, but don’t Twitter as I doubt much of lasting value can be said in 140 characters.
Enjoy my musings. Share a comment. Come back often.
“I may not be totally perfect,
but parts of me are excellent.”
- Ashleigh Brilliant
Books in Print:
Book 1 The Sword and the Flute
Book 2 Talis Hunters
Book 3 Pyramid Scheme
Book 4 Jewel Heist
Book 5 Dragon’s Tale
Book 6 Rylan the Renegade
Book 7 Tunguska Event
Book 8 The Book of Stories
Women’s Ministry Handbook, with Carol Porter
Serving Two Masters, by Bill Pollard
Explore, The Complete New Testament for Tweens, Thomas Nelson Publishers
Yet to be Published Works:
The Lighthouse Company (TLC) series
Book 1 UFO on the Rez
Book 2 Bezer’s Billions
Book 3 The Long Way Home
Lizzy the Leatherback
The Wisdom of Solomon