Thank you! Welcome aboard.
Over the years, I have offered a variety of goodies for folks who subscribe to my almost monthly newsletter, in which I relay tales of my travels and how death taught me to live for today rather than waiting for tomorrow. I’ve placed these goodies all on one mighty page here so you can choose the one you like. Take your pick!
Please bear in mind that the Echo setup guide was written a few years ago and may be out of date.
I hope you’ll also meander down to the bottom of the page and take a peek at my two books, both available for sale on Amazon. Please know that all proceeds from book sales go to support Doctors Without Borders, an international organization that relieves suffering and provides care for those in need.
A Starter Kit for How to Move to Another Country
Have you ever wanted to chuck it all in and move to another country? I did, and I did.
Now I split my time between Italy, Türkiye, and traveling. Life is good.
I learned a few things getting to where I am, and I share them in this starter kit. The PDF is yours for free.
Three Inspirational Songs
Who doesn’t want to wake up on the “right side of the bed? I sure do!
This free zip file contains three MP3 songs you can use on your phone to put a little kick in your day. Enjoy!
Setting up the Echo for an Older Loved One
When my Mom was in her 90’s, we put an Amazon Echo next to her favorite chair so she could enjoy her favorite music, weather reports, and news.
Best of all, the Echo let family members “drop in” on Mom and have a video chat with her. She loved it, and your elder loved one will too!
Note: Please understand I created this set-up guide in 2017, and the technology may have changed since then. Even so, it is still likely to be a useful guide.
Five Lessons from Death
By the time I had finished hosting over 60 podcast shows, having interviewed some of the best subject matter experts on aging, end-of-life, and elder caregiving, I had learned a thing or two. Now the best of those lessons are yours, for free.
Download this PDF and use it to help you navigate the most important journey you, or someone you love, will ever take. The document includes links to the most valuable podcast episodes on the subject.
Books by Brant
For Christmas 2018, my brother, a pilot with American Airlines, gave me a gift that became the experience of a lifetime: 12 months of free travel anywhere American Airlines flies.
Thus began a year long journey that took me from the rocky coasts of Portugal, to the hot sands of Morocco, to the mangrove swamps of Panama, with many places beyond and between. In cheap hostels and the backwaters of the nomadic milieu, I discovered a treasure chest of colorful and fascinating people. I tell their stories and a bit of my own.
The trip became as much a spiritual and emotional journey inward as it was a literal outward one, and found me in a place those of you who are in the second half of life are likely to recognize.
With references to the philosophies of Carl Gustav Jung, Jesus, Bob Dylan, and the Buddha, Blue Skyways is an international romp by a man in his 60’s with not much more than a pack on his back, and still much to learn.
A suspense/thriller novel!
When a psychology doctoral student Brian Drecker uses advanced software to analyze dreams from around the world, he discovers odd patterns that cannot be explained. Where one person's dream ends, another's begins. Unique objects appear again and again...even though the dreamers are complete strangers.
Drecker discovers the patterns form a map pointing to an ancient, lost object. Soon after, he is mysteriously murdered, leading his deadbeat brother and estranged wife on an international race to find the treasure, and the murderer. Along the way, the troubled couple are opposed by dark forces of the religious underworld, who launch a global pandemic to ensure the map of dream's secret remains lost forever.