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Writer-Editor-Photographer-Marketer-Publisher-Spiritual Explorer

Birthdate: 12-11-1938 / Calhoun County, MS.

Current Residence: Deerfield Beach, Florida




Bachelor of Science, Journalism, University of Southern Mississippi, 1961

Master of Arts, Journalism, University of Mississippi, 1986

Desktop publishing program, Cincinnati Technical University

Graduate studies in Southern Culture, University of Mississippi



Hattiesburg (MS) American daily newspaper

Reporter and Assistant Sports Editor


Jackson (MS) Daily News

Reporter, Photographer, Feature Writer, Assistant State Editor


Mississippi State University

News Editor, Department of Public Relations, writer and photographer


MFC Services, Madison, MS, a regional farm supply and marketing cooperative.

Editor of farmer newspaper, 191 monthly issues. Director of Advertising and Sales Promotion. Production of periodicals, advertising materials, annual reports and multi-media presentations.  Hundreds of professional association awards for publications excellence.


University of Mississippi Department of Public Relations

Director of Public Information

Managed multiple award-winning news program and various public relations challenges due to racial and confederate flag conflicts. Writer of news and feature stories and photographer. Gold Medal Award for our race relations accomplishments.


ImageMatrix, Cincinnati, OH

Writer for business accounts — speeches, scripts, print copy. Including Proctor and Gamble, Cintas, Lens Crafters, Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA) and Sara Lee.


Unius, Inc., Cincinnati, OH

Writer and internet city directory developer for a start-up, later belly-up, internet services company.


Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

News management, artist promotion and publications production on interim contract.


Central State (OH) University, Wilberforce, OH

Director of Public Relations. Assisted new President of scandal-ridden and financially insolvent historically black public university in rebuilding image, media relations, student recruiting, news reporting, periodicals and fund-raising.


Author House, a book and e-book publishing services company, Bloomington, IN

Assisted authors in getting their books self-published; sold services, began publishing my own books and CDs.


Retired to Calhoun City, MS, to tend aging mother, who passed in 2010 at 97. Continued to publish creative work.


PRESIDENT, other offices, and Board member of the Cooperative Editorial Association (North America), while at MFC Services.

PRESIDENT (two tenures) and other offices, International Association of Business Communicators, Mississippi Chapter. Media Medalist award for lifetime achievement. Vice president and board member of the Southeastern region IABC.

PRESIDENT, Mississippi Chapter of the Southern Public Relations Federation.

More than 450 awards from professional organizations for writing, design, photography and overall excellence over the years.

Creative work published and released from 2003 to present:

BOOKS at Amazon, Kindle, AuthorHouse and other bookstores:

THE ALIEN INTIMACIES, adventure novel with extraterrestrials, philosophical and spiritual issues. Revolves around a man’s poignant and personal relations with a woman from the Pleiades, and her patriarchal and theatrical leader. (2003) First in a series.

BEYOND CYNICISM: Liberating Voices from the Spirit Within. Keyboard transmissions with celestial teachers called the OneTeam and an introduction into the Stillness practice. Explains the human ascension plan within God’s evolving time and space worlds. (2003)

CELESTIALS OVER CINCINNATI:  Lessons of the Planetary Correcting Time. Chronicle of a Urantia Book-based spiritual study group’s encounters with benevolent celestial teachers (1991-96) as the author grows from cynic to active transmitter of celestial personalities. Lessons from over 30 visiting celestial teachers across the country. (2004)

THE CELESTIAL SONGBOOK. Lyrical and other poetry on spiritual themes, co-created with celestial artisans. (2004)

EDGE OF DARK LIGHT, novel. Suspense thriller sequel in which our protagonist faces a myriad of mysteries and alien encounters by the hours over a violent and snow-swept weekend. (2007)

DARK RIDERS, adult novel. Protagonist and two star-crossed vagabond women stir sparks on a perverse cross-country jaunt to attack the Mafia, with violent and plot-twisting surprises. (2008)

CELESTIAL SONGBOOK 2:. More poetry co-created with celestial artisans, including sections on human romance and earthy expressions. (2009)

SAUNTERING THROUGH APOCALYPSE: IN-sights, OUT-rages, and ID-idiocies. A rainbow compilation from the years surrounding the 2000 millennium change non-event. Serio-comedy and satire in part one; essays and workshop presentations on simple spirituality in part two. (2014)

LUCIFER’S GARDENS, novel. The series continues. An embedded, altruistic ET empire, seeded from the Pleiades, comes to grips with a warmongering president and corrupt military complex, with a series of plot twists and discoveries and ultimately leading to a terrorist attack in New York. In a parallel story from prehistory, a surviving band of Pleiadian survivors of the Lucifer Rebellion fight to survive in a primitive world. (2014)

THE TEACHING MISSION (volume 1): A New Foundation of Spirituality for a Quickening Planet (Editor and contributor) This compilation includes contributed chapters from over 40 humans who made contact and work interactively with celestial teachers, as well as nearly 80 teachers and their transmissions from 1990-2012. (2015)

THE TEACHING MISSION (volume 2): Living in the Aura of Love. A collection of topical lessons from celestial teachers, and human commentaries. (2016)

FLATWOODS (E-book) A photographic and poetic memoir to the tattered cultural  reflections of my native Mississippi hills, as an aged Mother is in transition. (2017)

SLOUCHING THROUGH ABSURDITY: Skits, Spoofs and Satires. Off-beat humor with a focus on the age of Trumpery (2017)

ON TOP OF IT: Rising Above the Human Mind. Bold and thought-provoking essays on personal spirituality and the madnesses of a partisan, self-centered contemporary society. (2017)

BEYOND BAGGAGE. A two-act stage play and related writings and celestial transmissions on human identity and reality. (2018)

HA! The Fat Little E-Mail Funny Book. Jokes and funny stories from years of e-mail collection. (2018)

CELESTIALS OUT OF SILENCE: Lessons of the Planetary Correcting Time, part 2. Carries the celestial contact phenomena forward from 1996 through 2018 with a new wave of insightful spiritual commentaries on our quickening times. (2019)

SPIRITUAL POETRY readings with MUSIC and Guest Artists, at CD Baby, iTunes, Napster and other music services. CDs include:

WE CAN BE: A Celebration of Spiritual Unity, Producer. (2003) Eighty minutes of songs by a plethora of spirit-assisted musicians, produced for the Association for Light and Life. (2003)

CDs at www.cdbaby.com/all/lightandlife and online digital services.  Themed collections from collaborations with Mark Austin and Dallas area musicians, with a variety of guest artists.

SOULS POURING: Reflections in Dark and Light (2004)

SOULS BLOOMING: Vibrations of the Loving Spirit (2004)

SOUL STORIES: Tales of the Human Quest (2005)

SOUL STRUGGLES: The Search for Higher Love (2006)

SOULS RESTLESS: Pursuing the ‘Be Ye Perfect’ Path (2006)

SOUL SYNTHESIS: Favorites from the Soul Series (2006)

JESUS OF URANTIA: In His Own Words (2007)

SOULS SEARCHING: Finding Truths Within the Quest (2007)

CELESTIAL FUSIONS: Realities of the Teaching Mission (2007)

GRINNING THROUGH APOCALYPSE: One Armageddon at a Time (Humor) (2008)

Executive Producer and script writer for the Teaching Mission Network sponsored CD and online streaming distribution:

THE JOYS OF STILLNESS: Where Meditation Meets God (2014). Guidance readings for the Stillness practice, interwoven with music by guest artists. Produced and narrated by Ron Cohen.


www.lightandlife.com. (under construction) Spiritually-enlightening focus on three great revelations — the Urantia papers, A Course in Miracles and the Pathwork lectures from The Guide.  Includes The Teaching Mission and Magisterial Mission interactive library and teaching portal.

Other Activities:

TEACHING MISSION NETWORK: Chairman and Founder of a family of spiritual seekers who help others into the Stillness practice and contact with celestial teachers. Includes a managed Facebook discussion group.

Former Owner and Manager, Mississippi Mushroom Quest Research Farm and Fresh Market project . Oyster and Shittake gourmet mushrooms and products for chefs and farmer markets. Not active, needs new partners.



THE URANTIA BOOK: Longtime member of book study groups. Member of Orvonton Society of the Urantia Fellowship

UNITY FELLOWSHIP, member of the congregation in Bloomington, IN

LOTHLORIEN NATURE SANCTUARY: Southern Indiana eco-village and campgrounds dedicated to earth-based spirituality and permaculture.

CANNABIS legalization movement since 1991 with Cincinnati area NORML, as speaker, writer; worker in Kentucky legislative lobbying and Gatewood Galbraith’s gubernatorial campaign. Now a writer in the activist movement with continuing essays across the internet.

CEREBRAL AMERICAN fantasy baseball league

Also: Political Action, Trump Defiance, Reading, Music, Movies, Travel, Hiking, Camping, Cuisine, Animals, Nature Photography, Meditation Bowls and Vibrational Healing.


Congas in the Groove, a memoir, written with Fermin Goytisolo, renowned conga player and percussionist with KC and the Sunshine Band.

TRIVIAL HEROES, a novel about ethical corporate conflicts.

IMAGING SOJOURNS, a second Mississippi memoir, historic documentary photographs and commentary.

APOSTLES AND REBELS, a screenplay follows the conflicted aftermaths of the crucifixion of a street preacher in Jerusalem.

EXPERIENCE IN MATTER, a fourth novel in the Alien Intimacies series

Visit our other websites:


A family of friends who will help you with Stillness and Celestial Contact


A spiritual search engine for Celestial Teachers and New Revelations

Facebook: Teaching Mission Network, closed group


ASCENDING THE APOCALYPSE, essays on current affairs

RELIGIOSITY, a stage play and comic strip

Visit our other websites:


A family of friends who will help you with Stillness and Celestial Contact


A spiritual search engine for Celestial Teachers and New Revelations

Facebook: Teaching Mission Network, closed group

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