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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

A post for writers: Shifting Gears

Posted November 23rd, 2011 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

This post is written for people interested in the publishing process; what writers experience in collaboration with a publisher (and, in our case, with each other). Whether you are someone who dreams of publishing your own book or you’re simply interested in some of the behind-the-scenes process, this one’s for you. Each author has different […]

What a Day!

Posted October 10th, 2011 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

Sharon and I talked today about how we haven’t had time to add posts to our blog for awhile. We’ve been SO busy working on the manuscript and have been determined to maintain that focus. Our submission deadline with Beacon Press is December 1 and time is so short that we trust you’ll understand. I […]

Goodbye Netflix!

Posted August 18th, 2011 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

You aren’t raising OUR rates by 60% without consequences. We’re outa here! Seriously, Lindi and I just canceled Netflix. Their recent spike in cost really got to me. It feels good to register my PROTEST, just like in the good old days when protesters ended Jim Crow, the war in Viet Nam, nuclear power, and […]


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 […]

My phone died just in time

Posted July 30th, 2011 by Thomas Norman DeWolf

My wife Lindi accompanied me on a recent trip to California. We included family visits along with the genealogical and museum-related research I did in Sacramento, Inglewood, and Santa Barbara prior to attending the Institute of Noetic Sciences Conference in San Francisco where I co-presented at two breakout sessions with Belvie Rooks and Dan Booth […]