Hello and welcome to my world!
I’m a retired Episcopal priest and Board Certified chaplain (I’m far more spiritual than religious these days…;). I attended Ripon College-Cuddesdon/Univ of Oxford UK and Church Divinity School of the Pacific at Cal Berkeley (M.Div.). I also studied history and have an MA from UNLV in that field.
My blog reflects my fascination with our ideas about the unknown as well as my penchant for humorous writing (“Well, I Thought It Was Funny!”). Along those lines I’ve written three collections of ghost stories (some of which are also funny) – Death Be Not Loud and Rest In Fleece and Sepia Seepage – a serious nonfiction book about ghosts unimaginatively titled About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook, and a collection of haiku called It’s Your Funeral: Dead Funny Haiku, two Mob Haiku volumes (which tackle dastardly topics with humour and let’s face it, bad taste ;), and some serious work around devotional art and literary commentary (yes, a bit of a jumble, isn’t it ;). For the intrepid, my work is available at amazon, here: Jan’s Books
I’ve written academic book chapters and essays about spirituality and contemporary fiction (coauthored by Bill Kupersmith), blog essays and book prefaces about art (jamesstanfordart.com) and various magazine columns about everything from food to the paranormal.
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the blog!