About Me

Kurt writes fiction, poetry, and reflective essays with the hope of offering insight on the mystery of “living fluently.”

Kurt and Karen live on the Arabian Peninsula. They raised their three daughters and two sons in Afghanistan and the Middle East. Karen is from the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. Kurt is from Houston.

He has been a teacher, speaker, journalist, and director of community development projects. But he prefers to write poetry, since it often seems a breath away from prophecy. He enjoys taking long walks until common things become epiphanies.

Where does courage for your calling come from? It comes from a place deeper than words. For deeper than words is the Word. Deeper than the abstract is the incarnate. And if language is to be good, it must be in covenant with the truth. And if the truth is to be good, it must offer us the choice to give ourselves freely to it. In a word, it must be beautiful.

And—and Solzhenitsyn said—if the proud arm of unbelief removes the trees called the True and the Good from the garden, chopping them to stumps, then the tree called Beauty, pushing up from the homely root of self-giving love, will stretch out her bows and do the work of all three.

I have also posted some information about me at Amazon’s Author Central.

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