Hello, my name is Brooklyn, and welcome to my little corner!
This place is meant to be a refreshing pause for readers who seek a new and spiritually-uplifting flair to traditional prose and verse. It is also a nook where I will share the occasional book review of a literary, spiritual, or historical work that I feel would be of particular interest to my readers. I will also be sharing news about the upcoming release of my debut historical novel. During your stay here, my hope is that you will find something special that will bless, inspire, and edify you on your journey.
My latest work is posted regularly on the blog. Scroll it to see posts in chronological order. To view some of my previously published poetry, short stories, and articles, visit the respective “SELECTED” options on the menu bar and scroll down the page… Check out “BOOK NEWS” for logbook updates on the publication of my book, and vintage photographs of historical events inspiring my fiction.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF AGNES HILDA WALL-JANZEN-KLAASEN (January 11, 1938 – April 9, 2022) In contemplating our family’s loss, I felt it incumbent upon me to write a tribute, not only for Grandma, but for all of her family—for our family. Each one of us will face death one day. Each one of us fights … Continue reading There is a Mighty River
Published in 1886, Fifty Years in the Church of Rome is the astonishing autobiography of the French-Canadian Roman Catholic priest, Father Charles Chiniquy. With eloquent prose and poignant testimony, Chiniquy details the many conflicted, disturbing, and soul-stirring experiences he encountered first as a child, then as a student in a Roman Catholic college, and later … Continue reading “Fifty Years in the Church of Rome” BOOK REVIEW
I To know. It is a need not fully satisfied If met without the search of free-will’s choice. To know: it is to feel one’s human ignorance And say, “How can I fill this need That, filled, frees me?” To eat. It is a need not rightly satisfied If met without the effort of one’s … Continue reading The Insatiable Need
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