When The Roll Is Called A Pyonder:  Tales From A Mennonite Childhood
August 2014
eLectio Publishing

When the Roll Is Called A Pyonder: Tales From A Mennonite Childhood is a unique memoir of a childhood on a Mennonite family farm in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the 1970s.  The story unfolds through a collection of short vignettes which I tell not as a narrator, but from the viewpoint and in the voice of the child I was.  The book does not directly address or evaluate Mennonite life or beliefs; rather, it draws and describes them by being set in them as in the center of the universe.  The first chapter, “Hunting Bunnies”, begins with my earliest childhood memories and ends just before I am finally old enough for kindergarten.  The second chapter, “Chicken Teeth”, begins on the much-anticipated first day of kindergarten and ends at age nine when I begin to keep the diary which I have continued to keep throughout my life.

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Tell Me About The Telaraña: Media Vida de Poemas

This book is a collection of poems that spans about twenty years. Some of them are in English, some in Spanish, some in both mixed together. Some, but not all, of the poems are in both languages, the translation in italics following the original. This little book is a gift to my friends, family and to anyone who will enjoy it. It is full of laughing, loving, shouting, crying, waiting, wondering and all the other things we do while we live. Que lo disfruten.

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