This collection of work is called 97% True, because that’s what it is- a little bit of all the fascinating things I’ve experienced and thought might be of value to others. If these short stories, vignettes and commentaries don’t make you rich in the pocket, they’re guaranteed to make you flush in heart—and if they’re not 100% true, I’ll ask your forgiveness. But you’ll never really know, will you?
These pieces are the golden nuggets bestowed unwittingly on me by patients, friends, relatives and strangers: bits of celebration, guilt, devotion, love, and victory. As I came to understand the importance of listening with my heart, I began a journal to archive each of them.
While preparing for this task I realized that many of these gems wiggled their way into the characters I created for my novels—some of my fictitious actors wisely learned these rules; the ones that didn’t suffered the consequences—just like the rest of us.
These gifts were so graciously passed my way and I’d love for them to continue on their journey. Feel free to send these bits of magic on to friends and relatives, anyone who may enjoy them. This is truly an exercise in saying “Thank You” to all the souls I’ve been privileged to interact with during my lifetime. So, Thank YOU for furthering that interaction.
You can start reading some of these short pieces below.