a bit about me:

I began my career in health care when I rolled on my first call as an EMT volunteer with my father at the age of 16. Now, after some 45 years working in health care, the past 26 as a chaplain, ethicist and crisis counselor, I have the creative pleasure of integrating training, experience, and gained wisdom. Many of the things I describe in this introduction have links; simply click on underlined text for more information.

My professional roles include spiritual care, teaching, writing, consulting, public speaking, and grief counseling. I currently serve as the Bereavement Coordinator at Reliance Hospice in Palm Desert, California.  I also serve as Executive Director at The Humanist Chaplaincy, Inc. and Community Minister at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Desert in Rancho Mirage, California. You can buy my latest book here.

My side gigs/hobbies include fine art photography, aviation and drones (I am a licensed pilot), poetry therapy workshops, and dream groups. I also produce the Zoo Taxi Podcast, write poetry and prose on Medium, and am an owner-partner at Monte De Oro Winery in Temecula, California. I photoblog at Upsplash, and my photography can be purchased in a variety of framing styles at @PositiveSpace Gallery.