Heavenly Hosts:Eucharistic Miracles for Kids is a #1 bestseller on Amazon in the category of Roman Catholic books! It was definitely powered by the Holy Spirit. I did no advertising. Thanks to all for the support! p.s. It does make a great First Communion book. Check out the second edition. It has two additional stories, … Read moreWow- a #1 best seller on Amazon!
Turin , Italy – 1898. Excitement was in the air as Secondo Pia set up his photographic equipment to take what was to become one of the most famous photographs in history. Big preparations were underway for the 400th anniversary celebration of Turin Cathedral. Pia, an amateur photographer and lawyer, was given permission by King Umberto … Read moreWho is this Mysterious Man?
Nine months in the making and now my next book Martyrs is almost ready to be sent to the publisher! Martyrs is the gripping story of Father Sebastian Rale- a courageous Jesuit who lived among the Wabanaki people of Maine for thirty years. He was killed in a massacre by British soldiers in August 1724. … Read moreA Martyr from Maine?
One hundred years ago on this day – St. Francisco Marto- died at the age of ten years old. Francisco was one of the three famous visionaries of Fatima, Portugal. In 1917, his younger sister Jacinta and older cousin Lucia witnessed extraordinary visions of the Blessed Mother. Six times The Lady appeared to them during … Read moreThe Little Saint
Great news yesterday! Heavenly Hosts: Eucharistic Miracles for Kids (second edition) has been awarded the Seal of Approval by the Catholic Writer’s Guild. As the judges state, this is a difficult award to receive. The Guild sets high standards for strong Catholic content and high quality writing. I am honored to receive this award for … Read moreHeavenly Hosts Wins Award!
Little did I know that at the dawn of the computer age, I would have to prove to a computer that I am a human being, not a computer. Sometimes I find myself staring at a computer screen trying to identify objects from blurry photographs. You know what I mean. I am talking about reCAPTCHA—a … Read moreI am not a Robot
The Portland Sea Dogs are changing their name to the Maine Whoopie Pies! My son, who lives in Portland, broke the bad news to me about the Sea Dogs, who are the minor league affiliate of the Red Sox. I was dumbfounded; crazy thoughts ran through my head. In my book, this would be like … Read moreTell me it ain’t so…
Last week, Snow Moon was an internet sensation. Did you see it and wonder about the phenomenon? By now you may know that Snow Moon is the second full moon of the year, occurring during the snowiest month, and refers to times when the Moon is closest to the earth in its monthly orbit … Read moreSnow Moon
Twenty-six years ago, my family moved from old Cape Cod to central Maine. As you can well imagine, it was quite a culture shock. Spring came to Cape Cod in March. We planted peas on St. Patrick’s Day and actually saw the phenomenon of green grass. Up north, March is often the snowiest month. Climate … Read moreThe Romance of Ice Fishing
I don’t often read pop magazines, but I spotted an article in The Atlantic magazine that caught my attention. Entitled My Son’s First Robot : For better or for worse, toys powered by A.I. are building emotional bonds with children, written by Alexis C. Madrigal. It was a scary article. The writer gave Cozmos, a … Read moreThe Bad Idea Whose Time Has Not Come