Home

Welcome to Flyover Country, the vast and delicious expanse between the coasts. Here is where I work and travel, writing about the ordinary, knowing that it is really extraordinary. Nonstop flights from New York to Los Angeles constantly fly over us:

Gene R. Stark Meets With Fans At Book Launch EventSilver wings and contrails paint names
Across our sky,
They fly from coast to coast.
Quick gaze at our patchwork land
Once white and black, then green and blue
Glide through, enroute.
Little glance from laptop light
To silent scenes below
They come and in a cutting shard they go.
Yet our fathers left us here
To work the space and
Pump the bounty to the coasts,
And keep the secrets of the land.
We stand, look up, wonder where they go,
Thank God they mostly do.
Excerpt from Flyover Seasons
(North Star Press 2012)
Latest Posts

“God in a God-Forsaken Land”-June 2018

“God in a God-Forsaken Land”-June 2018

In Just a little over a week “God in a God-Forsaken Land” will be released by the publisher.  The book had been nominated for an award for the study and preservation of North American church history.  The perils and joys … Continue reading

Building the Wall-June 9, 2018

Building the Wall-June 9, 2018

A new day is dawning tor the ground squirrels and gophers around my garden.  I have often heard that the beginning of a good offense is a good defense.  So I am building a wall around my garden and the … Continue reading

The Green Explosion-May 20, 2018

The Green Explosion-May 20, 2018

Just a few short weeks ago there was still frost in the ground and snow on top of the ground.  Now the ‘flower train’ is rolling out of our greenhouses and our native plants are being introduced to the outside … Continue reading

View All Blog Posts