year end

That Was the Year That Was

I'm leaving for Santa Fe soon. I know, I know--I said I was through for the year. But one more human rights event. Then I'll be done for 2010. What a year! Wow. How do you figure out a year where you started on Mayan pyramids and in Guatemalan caves with manatee skeletons stuck in the walls above your head, and book tours, and finishing Hummingbird II, and winning an Edgar Award and being named Distinguished Professor at your day job? Crazy, man. As my surfer buds used to say in San Diego: a for sure blow-mind.

The End of '10

"You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck." -- Rumi

The year is ending, and I am finishing the sequel to Hummingbird's Daughter. Yes! Done! And I am about to wander from a few more rooms to a few other rooms. Leaving for the last tour events for 2010. Good God, Y'all! As James Brown was heard to say.

Another Holy Lift-Off

Year's ending. At last. A tough, tough year. Pastor Von, from Across the Wire, writes that for the first time, they are worried in Tijuana. After 40+ years working in the toughest neighborhoods, the fear is coming: violoence, desperation. They have never seen

Book club members have been some of my most enthusiastic and careful readers. I’m thrilled to share my work with you, answer your questions and tell you some of the stories behind the stories. This is our spot, just for us. Here, we can chat:  If I’m nearby, I’ll come and visit your club. Otherwise, we can Skype, talk over the phone or email. Sometimes, I’ll send surprises or hold contests.

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