I WAS RAISED in a traditional Scandinavian-Lutheran home, yet the natural world has always inspired my clearest communion with the Divine. In my youth, filled with intellectual fervor, I even flirted briefly with atheism, but it wasn’t long before “I heard God chuckling.” Things started happening that my rational mind simply couldn’t explain— let’s just say the Divine captured my full attention.
A LONG CAREER IN DENTISTRY gifted me with keen insight into human nature straight from the horse’s mouth, so to speak. I’m a poet, author, motivational speaker, ordained interfaith minister, spiritual mentor, two-time cancer warrior, avid fly fisher, and a perpetual student of life. There’s a college degree in a drawer somewhere, but my real education comes from the deep wisdom of indigenous cultures, the world’s great sacred texts and teachings, and the silence of the wilderness. I find truth in all of it, so it’s easy for me to respect each person’s way of honoring their “Source.”