St. Paul’s Cathedral

Be A Witness

My novel, The Witness, is so named because a young American tourist, Jennifer Jeffries, is the victim of

Roses in Christ Church, Chorleywood, UK

Time Past, Present, and Future

According to Sir James Barrie, author of Peter Pan, “God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.” He viewed memory as a gift, something meant to

The Witness Quotation #1

Courage is What You Do

In The Witness, Jennifer Jeffries feels an overwhelming anxiety about testifying against the man who attacked her. She barely escaped with her life; how can she

Trauma has a long life.

Trauma Has a Long Life

“Trauma doesn’t disappear quickly. It is imprinted on the brain and reflected in the body. Trauma has a long life.” Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) manifests itself in

The Witness Quotation #3

Seeking Freedom

In The Witness, it is spring in London, but Jenny can’t see or experience it. The survivor of a brutal assault, she has been confined

London crosswalks advise which way to look for oncoming traffic.

Separated By a Common Language

When George Bernard Shaw called the Americans and the English “two peoples separated by a common language,” he was intending to be

Old milestone near Whitestone Pond, Hampstead


When we think of milestones, we are usually referring to the developmental milestones which parents are so happy to see their children reach. These may involve

Christopher Jones, skipper of the Mayflower, is buried at St. Mary’s Rotherhithe. Mayflower was a London vessel.

Are You Replete?

Thanksgiving is approaching. Families will gather, and indescribably delicious aromas will fill many homes. Jenny, however, the protagonist in The Witness, is

A Portrait of Traumatic Stress

Initially seen in soldiers and called shell shock or battle fatigue, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has now been diagnosed in

Frost on Hampstead Heath


December: a season when many holiday traditions are celebrated. We plan and prepare food for family gatherings, we purchase and wrap gifts, we communicate