About the Book
“I gave up organized religion when I was quite young. But as they say, ‘once a Catholic, you are always guilty.’ I know some people use going to church as community and some find solace in beliefs. I can’t go there with them. I can’t suspend reason for blind beliefs anymore than I can believe that going there will somehow make me better.
When attending a wedding of an old friend at a very conservative church, I was offended by the preacher who went on about how the man was the leader and the woman was to follow all of his leads. I was offended by the notion that if I wasn’t baptized in that very church, I was going to hell, and that they used rock and roll music with hateful words to trick the congregation.
Now I want to embrace the good in others, enjoying the wonder and curiosity. Life is short, smiles go such a long way to helping us all be better people.
I think it was good that when I was a small child I could not remember the words to that prayer because I was so afraid of talking to Jesus face to face. It freed me to think about other things, ask other questions and still be down deep inside a spiritual person.
It may not work for everyone, but it is what I learned from my mom. Don’t be selfish. Share what you know, what you have and who you are. Not bad ideas to guide you on this journey called life.”
I am a working artist who taught photography, web design for artists and artist book classes full time at Northern Kentucky University and Metro State University for 41 years. I began making blurb books the first day I got a notice that blurb existed. Since then I have made quite a few for myself, gotten friends and family to make books, and used blurb when I taught my courses in artist bookmaking and photography and whenever I taught study abroad classes. Blurb democratized bookmaking for the rest of us and for that I am grateful. Thank you Eileen.