For the past few years, I’ve been greatly disturbed by the growing rancor, divisiveness, and hatred on display in America. I’m not so naive as to believe that the parade of abject malevolence is anything new. Like several of you, I’ve long suspected the seeds of bigotry had been lying dormant just below the surface in need of only a fresh heaping of fertilizer and a climate of fear to take root, blossom, and overrun our sociopolitical garden with brambles, weeds, and rodents aplenty.
Keep this thought in mind friends in the northeast, hopefully this snowstorm will be the last gasp of a dying winter. Spring is just around the corner. Stay safe, stay warm, stay indoors!
Happy 240th birthday, America!
Thanks for coming back—again and welcome to my blog’s new home: the bright and shiny, clayrivers.com/blog/.
This is where I’ll be the originating source for all my posts. I’ve migrated a fair number of posts here already. And pretty soon I’ll have them all moved over. (No, it won’t be that soon; but definitely not that long either.)
June 1 Update: So everything’s up and working. I tested the subscription form and it’s working just fine. If you’re interested in subscribing to this blog, scroll down to the bottom of this page, and you’ll find the Subscription button right above the small picture of the palm trees. Click it, fill in the info, and you’re golden.
And as a token of my appreciation, here’s another music video. And stay tuned for that other announcement I alluded to!
Update: Well, I kinda goofed up here. I tested the subscription form Thursday night/Friday morning and it worked just fine. But I had conflicts with a few of the plug-ins that make my site run … and I accidentally turned off the subscription form. Now this would be be so bad except that I didn’t find out about until late Friday afternoon. And I can’t turn them back on. So I’m waiting to hear back from tech support. But until I get the form situation all squared away, enjoy this video, and come back by next week. I promise to have everything up and running. Thanks! If you’d like to continue receiving my posts by email, scroll down past the Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ buttons; past the Related Posts; past Posts You Might Like, and fill out the Leave a Reply form. And be sure to click the Notify me of new posts by email box. Be sure to look for an announcement next week about my upcoming fourth book!
My social media activity has been bare bones of late, so I decided to suspend this week’s “Hey, Clay” letter and share what’s been going on. Here goes . . .
If you have a situation that you’re currently dealing with that you’d like me to address, send an email (with a clever pen name instead of your real name) to me at email@example.com, and tell me all about it. I’ll read through the submissions, pick one, and on Thursdays I’ll post the chosen letter along with my response here on my blog, my Facebook author page, and on my Twitter account. Rest assured, I will not publish email addresses. Ever.
Here we go. After almost two years, it’s here: time to release my new book, The Raindancer, to the world!
The Raindancer: Finding Joy in the Storm takes a 360-degree look at one man’s use of unwavering faith, a positive attitude, and an indomitable sense of humor in dire circumstances and how he changed the lives of everyone with whom he came in contact.
My hope is that this story will present the world in a new light and give you the courage to dance in the midst of life’s storms.
Pardon the mess, but I’m in the process of redesigning the website to coincide with an upcoming announcement about my new book. The navigation may change a couple of times before it’s all over, but stay tuned for more info.