Hilltop Haints

Posted March 21st, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

I just returned from the national gathering of Coming to the Table. This is the group that brought Tom and I together in 2008 and led to our collaboration in writing Gather at the Table. The group has grown a lot since then. Sixty-five inquisitive, motivated souls gathered at Richmond Hill, a location of enormous historical […]

Meeting two of the most important people in my life

Posted February 10th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Yesterday, February 9, was the fifth anniversary of the day on which I met two people for the first time; two people who have changed my life in dramatic ways. Both of them have influenced my writing and several other aspects of how I live my life. One was my granddaughter Alison, who was born […]

Another big step in our journey behind us

Posted January 26th, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

While I worked away in my office last evening, Lindi watched the two women’s semi-final matches in the Australian Open tennis tournament. These two seemingly unrelated activities have quite the fascinating connection… at least to me. My work was finishing up the review Sharon and I have been doing of our copy edited manuscript for […]

Happy New Year – (or as we think of it, 282 days until pub date)

Posted January 1st, 2012 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Welcome to 2012! Today is the first day of the year in which Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade will be published by Beacon Press. Sharon and I will spend most of this year preparing for (and anxiously anticipating) our book to […]

The Skill of Writing

Posted December 19th, 2011 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

It is hard to be a writer. I know because I am one — and wow, does that feel good to say! Beginning as children (well, most of us), writers are compelled to express themselves. The opinion driven angst of youth urges us (often in dreams) to get things off our chest. So we write […]

The shifting landscape for books

Posted December 2nd, 2011 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

A question for you: how have your reading habits changed over the past few years? When my first book, Inheriting the Trade, came out almost four years ago, it was initially available in hardcover and audio formats. Within a year it became available in softcover and digital editions. The softcover is the preferred version for […]


Posted November 29th, 2011 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

While going through some old paper files, I came across a clipping from a 2006 Vanity Fair magazine entitled “Special Alert: Horoscope USA.” It predicts “A planetary configuration not seen since 1776 is coming our way, heralding chaos, revolution, and rebirth” — a 20 year span of massive upheaval that will forever change how America […]


Posted August 10th, 2011 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Some days, writing flows like manna from heaven. I wake up before day with a mental sheaf of ideas rustling in my head. Whole sentences, already formed into grammatically correct paragraphs, clamour to be presented on a page. All I have to do is boot up the computer in time to capture the rush of […]

Family Reunion

Posted August 3rd, 2011 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

I just returned from a family reunion. It was attended by people, old and young, who have been getting together for more than 30 years. I had never known any of them until we met this weekend at the Elliot School of International Studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  I was scheduled to […]

Founder’s Day

Posted July 10th, 2011 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

I spent a lovely day yesterday at the Founder’s Day Street Fair in the town in which I live. I volunteered to man (?) the information booth for the local chamber of commerce. I figured this would be a good way to meet my neighbors and begin to assimilate into the local community. It was […]

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