A poem on being a third-culture person, also known as third-culture individual (TCI) or third-culture kid (TCK). These are souls whose growing-up years included an element significantly different than the culture of their parents or home nationality. I would like to thank my Iraqi acquaintances who grew up in the Netherlands for inspiring me to write this.
A poem about a painter contemplating his palette of colors and the canvas before him. In honor of artist Larry Dyke, 1936-2023.
A poem in honor of my father-in-law Jim Alford on his 90th birthday, October 2, 2023. Born in Waco, Jim lived and worked in Brownsville, Texas, near South Padre Island, for 83 years. He now resides in Weslaco with Glenda his wife of 63 years.
The Trail to the Lonely Tree
(The Jaguar Oracle Book 1)
“A beautifully written, engaging tale of friendship that transcends language and even species….Readers with a love for the mystical and the fantastical will enjoy this unique tale.” ~ Kirkus Indie ReviewsPurchase on Amazon
The Search for the Shadow Cat
(The Jaguar Oracle Book 2)
“Mähler is a talented storyteller, beautifully merging prose and poetry. His use of language was reminiscent of some other favorite authors like Paulo Coelho, Madeleine L’Engle, Walter Wangerin Jr., Frederick Buechner, and Annie Dillard.” - Faith L.Purchase on Amazon