Gathered Around the Hearthfire — II

Gathered Around the Hearthfire — II

  My guest blogger this morning is my niece Missy Albrecht. The stories are some my brother Tracy Day told her. They are family stories, handed down from generation to generation. Storytelling is the oldest form of entertainment and also of oral history, often told as families gathered around the hearthfire after a day’s work. […]

The Secret of the Old House

The Secret of the Old House

  The Secret of the Old House sounds like a Nancy Drew mystery, doesn’t it? However, it isn’t; it’s a Manos mystery, the third one in the Ned McNeil series and although the story is about an old house that has a secret (or more than one secret) that isn’t the title; the title is […]

The Cold Comes Creeping

The Cold Comes Creeping

  The morning is dark and gray. A silent, shivery mist hovers among the trees, settling onto the ground, bringing back the cold of winter. I pour my first cup of Folgers and ask Nemo if he’d like a cup, but he declines. He will come and sit with me while I write, but he […]

Courage Comes in Many Forms

Courage Comes in Many Forms

  Among the shadows of early morning, a small, darker shadow moved, sometimes crouching close to the ground as a shell burst overhead. A cold, mizzling rain matted his fur, dribbled into his eyes. He shook his head and kept going. A little further and he’d be at the general’s tent. He knew which tent […]

A Letter From Nemo in the Hospital

A Letter From Nemo in the Hospital

  Nemo hasn’t mastered the art of writing and doesn’t have access to a computer, but if he could, he might write something like this, this morning: So, here I sit! It’s an ok room, I guess, but it isn’t home. Everybody is nice and gentle, but, as I said, It isn’t home! I had […]

Another Fall, Another Year

Another Fall, Another Year

  This post was actually from three years ago. The trees haven’t turned color this much yet this year, but they are getting there. It’s kind of fun to look back and enjoy that 2015 fall again. Yesterday’s perfect weather was too beautiful for ┬áme to stay indoors so I grabbed my trusty camera and […]

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