Thinking has always been a part of my life. My first book was called, Guide to Swifter and Deeper Thoughts.
But thinking got me in trouble. Excessive thinking almost spelled the ruin of my second marriage, What is excessive thinking? The thinking that practically everyone engages in on a daily basis. It’s “normal.”
I taught at Edison Middle School for most of my adult years. I retired at age 60, a iittle early but, I slept better, my tension level plummeted, and I started to write. I wrote Women Down through the Ages, How Lies Have Shaped Our Lives, five years later.
Around the time when I was frantically engaged in trying to get my book noticed, I came upon The Power of Now by Eckart Tolle. I stopped banging my head against the wall trying to make my book successful, and instead, started throwing copies into the trash. What a relief!.
It not only helped me resolve my Women’s book problem, it also helped with my marriage. It made me realize how much my life had been dominated by thinking.
My wife wasn’t the problem. It was me, thinking about how she was the problem.
The problem was in my mind. As that began to dawn on me, I started to see her in a different light, more accepting. And our relationship changed. Shortly thereafter, medical problems rendered her increasingly dependent on me, and, whereas previously I would have been resistant and unavailable, I could now put myself in her corner,
While recovering, first from a hip replacement, then from spinal surgery, an MRI revealed AZ.
While taking care of her at home for the next five years, The Story of You percolated in my mind, and was published in January of 2020, two years after her death.
While vacationing in Europe and Australia that year, I began to think of a book for teens. I worked on it for most of the year once I came home, and, with the help of my excellent collaborators, had Cruising through the Teens, Easier Than It Seems published in April of 2021 by Shires Press.
I’m currently working on another book, Isn’t It Kind of Funny That…
This book asks us to go to a place of stillness inside to experience a few seconds without thinking. Once you see what’s possible within, your “without” will be utterly transformed.
Cruising Through the Teens
Is there an answer for the difficult questions teens face? It just might be hiding in plain sight!