My Latest Book
Published Sept. 17, 2014.
My Main Blog
Motto & Creed
If you lose all your wealth you have lost nothing,
If you lose your health you have lost something,
but if you lose your credibility you have lost everything.
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The Latest Chapter Of My Life
In this the penultimate chapter of my life, possibly even my last, I, having turned 60 on September 4, 2013, am in essence a full-time, totally driven, writer-at-will -- and have been so since around 2010. I can't claim to be retired because the time I spend in front of a computer, to the continued chagrin of the wife, Deanna, has not changed from when I used to work like a 'crazy person'. The difference is I don't do as much work for hire as I used to. That is not to say that I don't, it just means that I am even more selective and touchy than I ever was -- and I was always fussy. I prefer to write about what I want, and pay the bills 'playing' the stock market. After nearly 40 years in high-tech I now prefer to now dabble in other fields though I still keep an eye on IBM. So, at last, my book output has picked up, though the publishing of nine books in 2013 was unexpected. Since 2008 the books have been mainly about popes or astronomy but that is due to change. I, however, start most days, after my run, with a couple hours of blogging -- and doing so about anything and everything under the sun that catches my fancy.
All available, worldwide, from Amazon.
Before I became a committed papal historian c. 2006 (influenced to an extent by Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code") I was, for quite a few years, an avid cognoscenti of British cathedrals and abbeys. In 2003, ahead of Christmas, I created a 2004 Calendar using pictures I had taken along with my pithy prose. Though it didn't sell I was pretty chuffed with that calendar and I had images from it scattered all over the old Website. So I decided to include these images as tokens -- with 'Fountains Abbey' very special to me. Click to ENLARGE.
Some, and I do stress some, of my recent interests and places of interest. Click to ENLARGE.