Feel free to join me at my other sites:
- My primary blog, Jnana’s Red Barn, offers a merry-go-round of postings on Arts & Letters, American Affairs, Home & Garden, Personal Journey, original Poems and Poetry Footnotes, Quaker Practice, along with other categories plus a selection of often whimsical photos I call Postcards. In sorting through the goods packed away in its loft, I’ve also found related book-length writings that deserve their season in the air, and that’s led to opening four related sites (including this one) to present those works in one format or another. Please feel welcome to become a regular guest.
- Chicken Farmer I Still Love You engages some of the more prosaic challenges of living in our era. Its inaugural series, Talking Money, is designed as a workbook for individuals and discussion groups as they uncover and liberate the emotional, spiritual, and practical sides of money, wealth, labor, and time in their own lives. More recent postings look at the Yankee Spirit, including New England’s celebrated foliage, and a series examining the continuing dimensions of the hippie experience.
- As Light Is Sown presents chapter-length pieces relating to the central Quaker metaphor. Its first entry is an overview that was originally published as Revolutionary Light and considers the unvoiced but startling implications in early Quaker thinking about Christ and the Everlasting Gospel. Other chapters in-progress look at the rich and varied ways early Friends expressed their understanding of what they knew as that Light, often in language I find as powerfully compressed as much of contemporary poetry. This is being followed by a year-long Daybook of a Bible quote, short thought from me, and an Elizabeth Bathhurst excerpt. I’m especially interested in ways we can advance our own thinking and practice nurtured by the roots of these spiritual ancestors.
- The Orphan George Chronicles is home to my genealogical findings. Its narratives and research notes center on George Hodgson, who arrived in America as an orphan, and my line of descent from him. Along the way, I also examine the related maternal lines, including my Pennsylvania Dutch heritage in Ohio. In addition, the site includes the most complete biography yet of Robert Hodgson, an early Quaker minister who settled in Colonial Rhode Island; his firebrand preaching and escapades confronted the repressive authorities of New Amsterdam and New England, opening the way for religious toleration in the New World.
In addition, my novels are appearing as ebooks at Smashwords.com. The volumes are available in a variety of digital platforms and may be obtained from many ebook retailers.
My photo boards at Pinterest offer visual perspectives on the people and places that shape my novels and poetry, especially. Feel free to take a look.