I have five published books so far, listed here in reverse chronological order.
My latest book, Bowing Into Sensei Glioblastoma, 2021. Poetry and prose that describes using aikido principles, humor, a positive attitude, and grit to live with the multiple challenges of glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer. This book is intended to be helpful to anyone facing life challenges, whether they be serious and life threatening or day-to-day. Available via Amazon.
Aikido Off the Mat, 2018, chronicles my 40 plus year adventure with Aikido and how to use it in your life. Available through North Atlantic books or Penguin Random House.
Coyote Points the Way: Borderland Stories and Plays, 2015 by Mercury HeartLink, is a compilation of nonfiction, fiction and a few 10-minute plays. Available through Amazon or me.
Seeing Into Stone: A Sculptor’s Journey, 2011 published by Mercury HeartLink, is a memoir about my 15-year apprenticeship with stone sculptor Gordon Newell, who was also my uncle-in-law. Available through Amazon or me.
This book was self-published in 2000, literally using a copy machine. Even though much of the material is outdated (especially the contact information), it is the only record of the four years of work I did in the early 90s at a west coast federal women’s prison where I founded, administered, and taught through the Prison Integrated Health Program, an all volunteer program of holistic health for prisoners and staff. Available as a free PDF file