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The Search for Rose Michaud

It’s over for another year. Not the search, but National Novel Writing Month. I’m able to say now that I’m a three-time “winner” of NaNoWriMo, although I’m not sure what that means to anyone, even including myself. But writing 50,000 words in The Search for Rose Michaud at least started me on the path to…

art therapy, the quarantine tales, missing masterpieces parts I & II, the mystery of the marble statues, Lucas Serrano, the puzzle of the nazi painting, art gallery, Anastasia Valencia, Stasi, Valeria Serrano, Winds of Andalucía, Coni Belmar, Leonel, Angélica, Destiny at Dolphin Bay, art work, artistic, paintings, culture, seaglass sagas, God's masterpiece, living art, museums, antiques, Chiloé Islands, Chile, Maine, Coquimbo, Valparaíso, poema

Art Therapy

The stories that turn up in The Quarantine Tales have highlighted many of the themes threaded through my work. I’ve discovered that one of my favorite topics is ART (as July’s posts indicate). Art therapy touches our hearts. Even my books are purposed to tease beauty out of barren places and broken people. “The earth…

Father's world, Father's world, this is my Father's world, the Quarantine Tales, Dolphins on Duty, the transforming power of story, hymnwriter Maltbie Babcock, nature, plants, animals, dolphins, pudu deer, huemules, life hacks from a dolphin, Keli Peterson, Marcos Serrano, Lucas Serrano, Estella Jarpa, bios, zoe, C. S. Lewis, creation, joy, penguins

This is My Father’s World

The glory of God’s created world—the birds and beasts, flowers and trees—glistens as one of my favorite story motifs. Along with the sea and sky, I’m enchanted by mountains, meadows, and woodland marvels. As the hymnwriter Maltbie Babcock told his wife when heading for a walk along the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario, l just…

treasures in the darkness, treasures, the quarantine tales, abducted by aliens or adopted by angels, kingdom, Heavenly Father, darkness, light, stars, astronomy, shine, mysteries, miracles, secrets, hidden treasures, Micaela Greenfield, Keli, Chile, Coquimbo, esoterism, Elqui Valley, time-warp case

Treasures in the Darkness

Are you ever afraid of the dark? Darkness can fill us with anxiety and even terror if we think of it as the abode of demons and bogeymen, but we should realize that it’s also the dwelling place of God, His pavilion. God stores many treasures in the darkness that He only displays at special…

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When Disaster Strikes

Sometimes it feels as if we live in a permanent disaster zone. Earthquake! Tsunami! Drought! Flash floods, forest fires…and now a pandemic. In Chile, we tend to live on the ragged edge, always semi-prepared for when disaster strikes. Among the subplot threads of many of my Seaglass Books is woven the background motif of some…