What’s Thanksgiving to You?

What’s Thanksgiving to You?

The maple in the front yard is looking wet, brown, and droopy. Leaves are scattered across the lawn. A light rain falls. It looks like Thanksgiving, but it doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving. It’s too warm. And, how is Thanksgiving supposed to be feel? Colder, maybe a few snowdrifts heaped here and there. That’s my mental […]

Happy Birthday, Oklahoma!

Happy Birthday, Oklahoma!

Happy birthday to my home state, right next door to Arkansas. Theodore Roosevelt was President when a brand new state, Oklahoma, was added to the United States of America. On November 16, 1907, Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory became one state, the 46th state, joining the Union. It’s a state of prairies, oil fields, cattle […]

When the Day Is Long and Everything Seems Wrong

When the Day Is Long and Everything Seems Wrong

It had been a hard day, for some reason. No earthquakes or tornadoes or devastating news, but it seemed as if a spirit of evil or a spiteful sprite had been present. A prickling word here, a worrisome conversation there, an unsettled, fearful feeling of something just out of sight, something left un-done, something that […]

Speaking of Thanksgiving and Mothers…

Speaking of Thanksgiving and Mothers…

In looking at past posts, I’ve noticed several people go to this post about mothers. I’m glad you are interested and thought I’d reprint it here, the day after Thanksgiving 2017. What do Moms have to do with Thanksgiving? A lot! My mother was the greatest influence of my life. I remember Thanksgivings at her […]

Thoughtfully Thankful and Blessed

Thoughtfully Thankful and Blessed

What is there about milestones or days of celebration that make us pause and reflect? I could do that any other day of the year, but at Thanksgiving or Christmas, past Thanksgivings and Christmases come trooping in to pay a call. And that’s all right, unless those memories cause such sadness as to mar the […]

Ned McNeil is Thankful to be Alive

Ned McNeil is Thankful to be Alive

As a Thanksgiving gift to you, my readers, I’m giving you a sneak preview of one of the chapters of my work-in-progress, By the Fright of the Silvery Moon. It is a sequel to Moonlight Can Be Murder. This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for you, the fans of Darcy Campbell, Flora Tucker, and Ned McNeil. […]

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