Mending Fences

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On August 28, my latest release, Mending Fences, An Amish Adaptation of Romeo and Juliet, will be published on Amazon as an eBook. I began writing this novel about eighteen months ago for a publisher, but after a little bit of back and forth, I decided to self-publish it. That’s good news…otherwise you wouldn’t be […]

Farm Life vs. City Life

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This past week, I’ve been in New Jersey. It’s been a stealth trip where I have literally locked myself in my office and worked. I think I’ve gone downstairs a total of five times and left the house only once for an anniversary dinner with Marc and my parents (8 years for us, 58 for […]

Drugs Among the Amish

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Two words you wouldn’t normally think of seeing in the same sentence: drugs and Amish. Unfortunately, it’s true. The Amish do have issues with drug abuse among their members. One time, many years ago, when I was staying with my friend Katie in Lancaster County, PA, she was telling me about some of the issues with […]

Kill the Old, Embrace the New

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You can imagine how my eyes popped out of my head when the preacher at church started talking about murder. Whoa! I thought. What’s going on here???? Murder is not something you expect to hear discussed in church, that’s for sure and certain. However, I can assure you that my preacher wasn’t talking about physical […]