Many would argue that I have lurched and careened through life, prompting any squirrel in my path to run both ways at once, tripping circuit breakers in others’ brains, and leaving a trail of confusion through a world otherwise aspiring to be orderly.  As I look back over my years I prefer the reflection that I have meandered through life, taking in everything that caught my fancy, and pausing wide-eyed in the thrall of disparate discoveries.  My mind wanders and is easily diverted by whatever enthrals it.*  Either I’m often in a state of meanderthral** or, I guess you could say, I am a meanderthral.

Along the way, I have written.  A lot.  Stories and novels, diatribes and screeds, discourses and elucidations.  These are scattered across the internet, throughout my computers, in the pages of pre-internet magazines and newspapers, and in the pages of some 500 printed books.  OK, 500 copies of one book, which I published myself.

Beginning in 1999 I sold and shared my writing at a web site that I started myself, DamnYankee-dot-com.  That domain name is now for sale (at afternic.com), because once I have left my body behind and submitted my soul for judgment I can’t expect anyone else to manage that web site.  It will be easier for someone else to manage or abandon this site as one sees fit in my absence.

Therefore, this site exists so that I can publish all of my work in one place, so those who wish to do so can read it free of charge and at their leisure.  I will scrounge my sources for my various pieces and assemble them into one collection here.  There is no theme to the collection.  It includes fiction and non-fiction, pieces for adults and juveniles if it can be classified at all, and the sequence of its appearance here will depend on whim.  I’ll post my novels a chapter at a time in uninterrupted sequence.  I wrote every bit of what you will see here, although eventually you will see at least one piece of significance which is in the public domain and the origin of which I will identify when I add it.  I hope a few people enjoy my work as much as I have enjoyed creating it.

Find me at http://www.facebook.com/woodbury.david and as maineyankee on Instagram.

All photographs on this site were taken by or are owned by David A. Woodbury unless otherwise credited. All content, except Brother Lawrence (The Practice of the Presence of God), is protected by copyright and, except for brief quotes for innocent purposes, no copyrighted material on this site may be sold or disseminated by any means without express permission of the author.

*Yes, enthral may be spelled this way or the final letter may be doubled; always doubled of course in the past tense.
** meanderthral – n., 1. being captivated or enthralled, perhaps spontaneously or involuntarily, by disparate attractions while wandering. 2. a person who is in such a state.

=David A. Woodbury=

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