These "Puzzle Pieces" come out of the chaos of 2020.
book searches for experiences that bring uncommon understandings to common
These meditations were originally published in a newsletter designed to help people in the midst of the pandemic.
There are stories about families of birth and families of choice. They include surprising inspiration from special people and pets including the dog who understood Advent and the Grandma who turned gizzards into a delicacy.
There are some rants mostly sparked by nearly two years of house arrest
under COVID-19 including essays on "The Great Awokening" and "The Election of 1800."
There are lessons learned from "Changing a Light Bulb" and during "The Great Alaskan Sewer Disaster."
As you read, you'll be able to join in excursions to Papua New Guinea and on Metropolitan Atlanta's Rapid Transit system where a Pharisee gets schooled by a prostitute. The Angel Gabriel makes an appearance with a message for our time and there is a magical manger scene in a chocolate shop.
Finally, there are some perceptions that
have become clear with age like an invitation to "Lower Your Standards" and an assist in understanding heaven from string theory.
I suppose these thoughts and stories will be too secular for people who
are religious in the traditional sense of the word. They will also be
too religious for those who have abandoned any appreciation of spiritual
In the end, this book is one person's attempt to find meaning from the past in a disrupted present with the hope of seeing patterns in chaos that will be useful for life in the future.