I'm a retired Episcopal priest and Board Certified chaplain. I attended Ripon College-Cuddesdon/Univ of Oxford UK and Church Divinity School of the Pacific at Cal Berkeley (M.Div.). I also studied history and have an MA from UNLV in that field.

My blog reflects my fascination with our ideas about the unknown and my penchant for humorous writing "Well, I Thought It Was Funny!"). Along those lines I've written three collections of ghost stories (some of which are also funny) - Death Be Not Loud and Rest In Fleece and Sepia Seepage - a serious nonfiction book about ghosts unimaginatively titled About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook, and a collection of haiku called It's Your Funeral: Dead Funny Haiku, some of which are seen here. I continue to add new haiku to my page and eventually will put out another volume. My books can be seen at amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Jan-Olandese/e/B071FK9L75

I've written academic book chapters and essays about spirituality and contemporary fiction (coauthored by Bill Kupersmith), blog essays and book prefaces about art (jamesstanfordart.com) and various columns about everything from food to the paranormal.

My haiku approach what might be difficult or mysterious topics with humor, and let's face it, bad taste. :)

I welcome comments and correspondence from readers! Hope you enjoy my posts!

Thanks for stopping by!