June 6, 2017
Winning-How Sweet It Is

There’s nothing like winning an award to boost confidence and inspire one to continue on the chosen path! Fatal Refuge, Book Two of the Arizona Thriller Trilogy won second place in the Colorado Independent Publisher’s Association Mystery/Thriller contest.  Even greater was the first place win in the National Indie Excellence Awards, category Regional Fiction, Southwest.

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December 9, 2012

Can you believe this book:  Proof of Heaven  A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife by Eben Alexander, M.D. ?

     This book relates the “near-death experience” (NDE) of a neurosurgeon.  There are hundreds of such accounts in the media, but this book claims that its author’s experience was both unique and compelling enough to render proof that consciousness exists independent of bodily existence, that life goes on after death.  Woody Allen once said, “I don’t believe in an afterlife but I’m taking a change of underwear anyway.”  We share his equivocation but we prefer to know for sure if we should pack those skivvies.
     Twenty-one years ago, I wrote a report on the NDE for a college class.  I began my research by attending a meeting of a local chapter of the International Association for Near-Death Studies, where I met and heard the stories of several NDE’rs.  Why do such accounts fascinate us?  Perhaps because they offer the best elements from both a good old-fashioned ghost story and a bulletin from the frontiers of science.  They tantalize us with the promise Continue reading
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