The Still, Small Voice
The Still, Small Voice
Writing

The following is an excerpt from my new book Heroes, Villains, and Drunk Old Men: A Love Story for Real Life, available in paperback and e-book from Amazon and Barnes and Noble.  I just devoted an entire section to the process by which heroes are made on the job. That’s a hefty chunk of this book because of the hefty chunks of our lives are dedicated to the pursuit of our paychecks, which support that pesky food/clothing/shelter habit we and our …

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A Letter to Jon Acuff
A Letter to Jon Acuff
Writing

Dear Jon: Chapter 8 of your book Finish saved all 24 chapters of mine, and helped my first love’s dream come true. Rewind to September 21, 2017. The first copy of my self-published first book, Heroes, Villains, and Drunk Old Men: A Love Story for Real Life, has just arrived via UPS from the publisher. I eviscerate the cardboard shipping box, eager to lift its contents over my head in victory. I feel invincible. “Circle of Life” swells in victorious crescendo in my mind. I am the …

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