A Simple Little Rule
In these past months developing the manuscript for A Simple Little Rule, much has happened since my last post in October 2015. I apologize right up front for the absence. I realized when I went back and looked that the last post “The Perfect Man” was written just about the time that I was diagnosed with prostate cancer while my wife and I were preparing to make a move closer into town.
These two events threw a big wrench into my writing. The writing for the book slowed to a crawl and I had little motivation to blog. I was distracted by all of it more than I care to admit. We completed the move by mid-December. I had a robotic radical prostatectomy in August of 2016 and began the recovery process. At this moment I am happy to say that I am cancer free.
I dove straight back into the book, struggling to get the thoughts that I collected over a couple of decades into a form that makes sense as a book. That became the bigger focus and my blogging faded totally into the background. Writing a book is simultaneously inspiring and daunting. I didn’t know what I didn’t know. It has been quite the learning experience, indeed. But here we are, finally. The manuscript is at Balboa Press where we are working through our last round of content editing and beginning the development of the cover design. We have taken yet another major step towards the printing presses.
The project morphed into a memoir of my spiritual experiences bringing 30 years of searching for answers to all of those troubling questions of my youth into a motivational story that will hopefully inspire many to see the wisdom of the ages. I have been very much like the paddleball; whack and out I go to the limit of the elastic band and then back again for another whack! That search for inner harmony and peace and whack out I go and then back again to hunt some more. In the writing, we realized that my story really revolved around the Golden Rule or Law of Reciprocity. Within my story, I will tell some history regarding the Golden Rule. You’ll discover how I have truly realized its importance now, as well as how it related to developing cultures of harmony throughout time. [Read more…] about A Simple Little Rule