"Life at First Sight captures the web of meaning that unites and sustains all of human life. These sparkling essays remind us that the spiritual side of life is not a luxury or an optional nicety, but utterly crucial. At this moment in history, no message is more vital.”
~ Larry Dossey, MD
Author: The Power of Premonitions and
The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things
"These essays are a treasure, especially as they pursue the journey of the human spirit through the perils — and joys — of 'the road not taken.' This is the sort of book that will warm, celebrate and console the reader on a sour day. The book is lovingly written and beautifully conceived, and dares to approach the practical reality of the spiritual life."
~ Dolores Kendrick
Poet Laureate, District of Columbia,
Author: Why the Woman is Singing on the Corner,
and Now Is the Thing to Praise
"Phyllis Ring writes with a deep sense of soul. Her work carries the essence of a personal touch for each reader. As a former high-school English teacher, I imagined the delight with which my students would have responded to Ring’s prose/poetic blending of sensitive and emotional sharings. Would that every student could have audience with Phyllis Ring’s gift of a full life, expressed in such rich language. As with any extraordinary discovery, I will read and re-read Ring’s work."
~Lyonel B. Tracy, Ed.D.,
Commissioner of Education, State of New Hampshire