Be on the Look-out for Doc's New Book
Coming Fall/Winter 2021

Old Dogs of the Whiskey Pie Trails is a combination of
poems and short stories written by Doc Dalton.

Each short story is in some way related to the poem that has personally
touch Doc in some way through out his life.

This book and others will be published under the name,
The Coffee and Prayer Series which is also the name of his podcast.

As Doc has always said, I am not a great writer or even a good writer.          
What I am is a man who stumbles through his words, so he can make
it through his days.

As stated within this website, Doc has suffered from depression/anxiety for
well over 35 years and writing brings him to a place of quiet and calm.

Writing has become a very important part of Doc's life. It doesn't matter to him if it's something that he might publish, show a few friends or if it's personal and just for him. Writing is writing and its relaxing for me states Doc. It takes me to places within my mind that I might not ever imagined going to, and when all is said and done, it's a personal type of therapy that seems to work for me and that's what counts in the end.

It's not about publishing a book to the masses that makes it all worth-wild say's Doc. It's about being 100% honest within those writings that truly count the most. It's not about being the best writer in the world because I am not. But it can also show people that in this day and age, you can do it and be happy with yourself for just doing it. Say's Dalton, would you rather have someone write 100% perfect, but Bull Shit you all the way through the story or someone who is 100% honest with you but yet, maybe isn't all that perfect in the way they write. If I had to describe myself, I would say, I am that guy who stumbles through his words, so he can make it through his day's. It helps me push the depression back just a bit and smile. So for me, not being perfect, is perfectly OK.

I don't hide anything claims Doc. I am 100% up-front and honest about my writings and tell people that I am not here to be that perfect writer. I say that here on my website and other places as well. I let them know who I am and what this is all about. Truthfully, I don't want to be perfect, but I do want to be honest in what I say. I want folks to understand that my words come straight from my heart. Take note, let everyone else be perfect says Doc, I have been knocked out from depression for a long time and poetry and writing has saved my ass over and over again and when all is said and done, even if I don't seem like it, I am happy just being me because it took me a long time to get to this point in my life.

I am happy with all that I am doing these days,, the process for all this is just a bit different states Doc. For me, It's just one moment at a time, one step at a time and one day at a time and even, one thought at a time, that is how I operate. I say that because I reached a point in my life where I am moving a bit slower and if that isn't bad enough, I have developed that, who gives a rat's ass about anything mentality. The crazy thing is, for everyday that goes by, I think that way more and more or should I say, it seems as if the rats ass is getting bigger and bigger. I always knew I would get older say Dalton, I just thought it would take me a hell of a lot longer to get here. So now that I am here, I plan on hanging out in my so-called, Place of Grace and be safe and at peace. Feel free to join me if you would like, but just make sure to bring me a good cup of coffee, that's all I ask. Milk, Extra Extra Light and No Sugar.
I would really appreciate it, I mean that, I would really appreciate it.