Weed and Water

Kindle Final_FrontCover2~31oct14A mysterious stranger helps a teenage boy called Ethan rescue his mentor, an elderly father-figure, from drowning when their canoe capsizes in a flooding river. A star athlete, Ethan later gets involved in unsafe sex, which leads to drugs, and gets him blackballed by jealous and gossiping team-mates. The boy is going down, and at times hates himself for it and for hurting his mom who is a caring, loving, and beautiful woman.

After another disastrous episode, where Ethan might have died, the river-stranger turns up again to confront him about his life choices. However, even after rehab, the boy’s condition is marked by a yo-yo attitude which causes massive emotional heartache for his mom.

The river-stranger, after sharing his own amazing history, suggests taking the fight to another level which draws on the resources of God. This begins a new and fascinating sequence of events, including a tornado, which get Ethan’s attention.

The book is a captivating story, packed with adventure in the desert Southwest and in the rivers and lakes of the Midwest USA.  But it is also a goldmine of spiritual wisdom for teenagers. The mystery that permeates the story is compelling, and the thrilling ending may call for a tissue or two.



Buffalo River

Dog Teacher

Backseat Blowout

Arroyo Advice

El Malpais

Dead-beat Dad

Drug Delusion


Bosque Birds

The Way Home and the Waif


Game On

Morning Walk

Ancho Rapids


Coangel History

Sodom Story

Coangel Power

Tiramisu Talk

Mother Anguish

Hot Springs

Mud Pool

Taos and God

Gorge Bridge


Free Grace


Grand Lake

Catfish kills

Cottonmouth Encounter

Destiny Debacle

Spiritful data

Water and Fire

New Channels to Flow In



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    • Yes John, Bobby Carr and I were paddlers in the same canoe when it overturned. That was real life and provided the basis of the story in the book Weed and Water.


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