The Tornado That Destroyed a Town, Part 2

The Tornado That Destroyed a Town, Part 2

  This is the second and final installment of my May 5, 1985 Daily Press article about the tornado which destroyed Peggs, Oklahoma on May 2, 1920. In 1920, Walter Neel lived with his parents, brothers and sisters on the Gid Morgan farm, two and a fourth miles southeast of Peggs. The storm went a […]

Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

Today is Ash Wednesday, a commemoration to begin the season of Lent, leading up to Easter. Whether we celebrate this day or not, it’s a good time to take an inward look at the person we really are, then an outward look at where we are going and who we are following. My books have […]

Simple Wisdom

Simple Wisdom

  “Joys come from simple and natural things; mists over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water.”                                                                     […]

The Faith of a Blind Beggar

The Faith of a Blind Beggar

The Faith of Bartimaeus by blanche manos · leave a comment It was just another day in the life of Bartimaeus. He sat down beside the road in the dust, the sun beating down on his head and back, hoping that a few kind-hearted people who passed by would give him enough money to buy food. That’s the […]

Thoughts and Sifting Through

  Do you ever wake up with a thought or a song running through your head? I do, quite often. It’s nice when those thoughts are positive, not so nice when they aren’t. What are they related to? Why do we have them? I don’t know the answers, but I wish I did. Spring inspires […]

It Scared Even Me

It Scared Even Me

  When a mystery scares the author, its ranking on the fright level goes way up. In places, Moonstruck and Murderous scared even me, its creator. It is not for the faint-hearted.  Ned McNeil has a knack for getting into tight places. Some of this is due to her own carelessness or being too trusting; […]

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