Over the past year, one of my sisters -a person with advanced skills in genealogy-discovered that John Adams is our fourth cousin, four times removed. That sounds like a distant relation, but our family and the Adams’ clan trace back to John and Priscilla Alden of Mayflower fame. Ironically, we grew up in Quincy, not … Read moreA visit with cousin John Adams
…is now in production as an audiobook. I listened to the first 20 minutes and it actually brought tears to my eyes. Benjamin Stanton, the narrator, really makes the characters and the story come alive. Although set in Nazi Germany, it is contemporary as we, too, live in dangerous times when the culture of death … Read morePerilous Days…
God can save the sinner you are…but not the saint you pretend to be. Anthony Bloom
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 moreThe Most Famous Photo Ever Taken
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…