"Whisper of the Land"

Visions of Japan


Excerpts from "Whisper of the Land"

I will always be a traveler, on the way to somewhere.

I fell in love easily. An old, but grand Japanese farmhouse, half hidden, yet half open to the surrounding country landscape, flirted with my soul.

My physical garden is the center of my universe. I spend a lot of time in it. My spiritual garden, however, is symbolically as wide as I dare to wander. The garden in the heart is not just a bridge, but a revolving door connecting the inner and outer lives…


Read the first Chapter "Morning Meditation" on the Book Daily Website!

Read some Specially Selected Excerpts (with photos) chosen by the editor at the Kyoto Journal Website

An essay from the book, "Soil with Soul", was published in
Kyoto Journal Issue # 83 "Food".
This is a paid subscription online magazine.

My 'creative non-fiction' essay (an excerpt from my book "Whisper of the Land") is in the Spring 2015 issue of the online magazine "The Font - Literary Journal for Language Teachers". A chance to read a whole essay!

"Whisper of the Land" SAMPLE PAGES
(Note: screen shots from PDF, not the real book)

book intro PDF

book smiling light PDF

book whisper PDF BATH

book whisper PDF birds