I thank you sincerely for coming here. In the not-too-distant future there will be posts on many things. I thought about naming the blog “Calamity and Grace” because that’s seems to be life. Hopefully, if you yourself connect with the Calamity character, you’ll welcome getting to know the Grace partner. And if your life is so blessed that you’re astranged from those who live with Calamity, maybe it will inspire you to move along side a Calamity Girl or Boy.

I will be blogging from a different CoffeeHouse every entry. There are short, usually funny reviews of each CoffeeHouse and linked to a Google Map so you can go there yourself. Eventually, I may be LiveBlogging from each CoffeeHouse and maybe even do Live Video Blogs as well. The sky’s the limit!

Look for CoffeeHouseBlog.com T-shirts, hats, and bumperstickers. Anything to make a buck.

I will have guest hosts and bloggers, so if you’ve got something to say, email me.

COFFEEHOUSES: If you’d like to sponsor all or part of this blog, contact me!

ALSO: Syndication is available for Coffeehouses and other Coffee-related websites to make available interesting and provocative content for your customers to read on your own site.

The posts will cover things like marriage and relationship; working with the circus; adventures with rock bands; wild times in men’s groups, new age nonsense; the Holy Trinity; the Accuser; financial ruin; the art of mapmaking; serial killers I have known; happiness vs joy; wonderful people; wicked people; short story writing; photography; home remodeling; service ministries and helping the downtrodden; auto mechanics; Windjammer cruises; bar fights; romance; the power of prayer; the blessing of children; and things I don’t even know about today.

Look for fun videos, photos, fiction selections, music, and even audio downloads of my blog entries. And links, links links! to cool stuff and great people.

If you’re feeling generous, click on this link to go to my Patreon page. It’s there to help me be able to write full-time.

That’s it! Almost another blog entry…



I’m going to be honest and write this ABOUT in the first person, as most Abouts and Bios are, in reality, written by the subject. Here goes and my humble apologies if this does not reflect humility.

I grew up in Pewaukee, Wisconsin – where I finagled my way to work at a small traveling Circus that came to town at the age of fifteen. Sometimes I regret not being able to run off with it. That should tell you volumes about me.

My education and influence has included the prestigious Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa and I’m a veteran of self-publishing with my short story collection, Pool of Souls and Other Stories. My short stories have placed in the New Letters Literary Awards and other competitions.

I studied photography and poetry at the Kansas City Art Institute. As an award-winning photographer, I owned my own advertising photography studio for over ten years, specializing in food and product photography and a six-year stint shooting for Hallmark Cards in their studios.

An award-winning graphic artist, and designer, I’m also a performing musician, multimedia director, innovator, inventor (patents applied for), actor, director, and consultant. I’ve also been known to fix a kitchen sink or two. Whether I’m any good at all these things, you’ll have to ask someone not so close to me.

In 2007, I came out of 25 years in the land of self-owned businesses to work with 20-somethings as a team member in an Apple retail store. I managed to become one of the first recipients of Apple’s newly created Living the Credo awards and ended up as a Creative – or Trainer of All Things Apple for customers, team members, and businesses for almost 10 years.

Currently, I’m living and writing in Bangkok Thailand with my wife, Pannipa. I also specialize in producing images with the Apple iPhone and play keyboards at ECB, a wonderful international church in Bangkok.