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I have discovered that walking a very narrow path leads to broad places of peace, contentment, and provision. I work as a freelance consultant in the areas of cultural heritage, public history and museums, From 2009-2016, I was the executive director of the Bolduc House Museum in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, (now called New France - the OTHER Colonial America, an eighteenth century French colonial historic site and National Historic Landmark.) My PhD research for the University of Leicester (United Kingdom) is in the Department of Museum Studies and looks at the interpretation of diversity at the American Historic House Museum. I also developed and facilitate an inspirational program for Christian grandparents, Gathering Grandparents.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

It's public today - my decision to resign after more than six years as the executive director of the Bolduc House Museum. Writing has occupied much of my time at the museum. I created Zuts the Bolduc House Museum Squirrel and developed his voice on Facebook, the website and a quarterly article in the museum newsletter which I also wrote. The bolduchouse.org website content was written by me even though the squirrel takes credit for it except where his pages have been hacked by some cats.... Manuals, interpretive panels, exhibits, brochures, grant requests - the whole experience has been a huge honor and a challenge. I'm so proud of what I have done.

But I am a writer through and through. And my new adventure will allow me to focus on much more specifically on my writing. So watch me.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Coming Soon - the first in a series

In time for Christmas I plan to publish the first in what will be a series of Short Meditations on Hymns and Carols. The first volume will contain thirteen very short meditations on the Christmas carol, "The 12 Days of Christmas." Legend has it that each of the gifts represents a different aspect of the Catholic catechism so that British children could be reminded of the tenets of their faith at a time when it was illegal to practice Catholicism in England. So, after a first Christmas Eve meditation on the giver, the True Love, this devotional will feature one of the gifts each day through the evening of Epiphany, Twelfth Night. The meditations are short enough to be used for family devotions, for group meditations, and for individual devotions. A suggested prayer in response to the devotion and a list of Bible verses that connect to the meditation are included. You can expect this to be available for the Amazon Kindle in time for Christmas.