Department Stores, they ain’t what they used to be. There was a time when a trip to the department store was an experience.
A soft blue haze enveloped the first mountains I ever saw. They didn’t impress me much. In the distance, they looked like rolling hills. Then came the drive up the mountains, through the mountains, and along the ridge. Each curve, dip, and climb yielded breath-taking vistas of forested mountains, bald knobs, and valleys swathed in…… Continue reading Unimpressed to Loving the Blue Ridge Mountains
What do a bloodhound, a satellite, and a tracking device have in common? The answer is a search and research. I researched all three were subjects for my short novel, Fellowship (formerly Ian’s Trust). After the research, my story went to the dogs. Fellowship is the story of Ian Hobart, an eighteen-year-old high school student.…… Continue reading My Story Went to the Dogs
She was seventeen years old in June of 1943. Klavdiia Efremovna Kalugina (also spelled Klavdiya Yefremovna Kalugina) a Russian, born in 1926 came from a “not rich” family. She became the youngest sniper-in-training at a school for Komsomol (Communist Union of Youth) and ultimately became an inspiration behind the scenes. All the other pupils were…… Continue reading Inspiration Behind the Scenes with a Female Sniper
The most difficult inspiration for My Soul to Keep came from real-life, heart-wrenching history. The sad fact is that America practiced a form of eugenics.