The Serenity Welcome Homepage website
originated in 1996, the year heralding the dawn of my sobriety.
It began as an obsession in atonement for
many misdeeds by offering words of wisdom and reflection to those still
Each short story was accompanied by artwork
intending to enhance the written word. The enduring theme of the artwork was
the beauty, awe and mystery of the softer sex, woman.
That year also marked my divorce and the
artwork was the celebration of femininity and how special it was to have
someone close and how awful it was to be not so.
The majority of the images contain nudity for
which I was not always held in high esteem. I'm not certain I could properly
defend how my choice of artwork was intended to honor not demean womankind.
For every picture chosen 1000 were rejected
and over the past 18 years that number would approach 1 million images.
The heart of the website has been the
inclusion of short stories taken mostly from The Hazelden Foundation in the
form of Today's Gift, Touchstones, Night Light, and Each Day a New Beginning
publications. I am eternally grateful to Hazelden for allowing their use. I
encourage everyone to visit the
In the early days, the website elicited
hundreds of emails, mostly in praise of the beautiful artwork and positive
feedback for the inspiration of the writings. Several emails shared that the
authors' lives had been spared by the impact of the material.
Thousands of hours were spent developing and
maintaining it; but it is clear that the passage of time has changed the
landscape dramatically. The site has generated 2 emails in the past 4 years.
The Serenityman.com domain will go dark on or
before December 17, 2014.
Of the hundreds of great artists represented
on this site three stand out: Jean-Paul Avisse, Jonathon Earl Bowser, and
Kirk Reinert. Thank you for providing the most amazing artwork on the
God bless and keep you.
Be well and farewell my friends.