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Rachel Deplanes in Belgium

From the book As she stepped down the stairway and onto the tarmac she was surprised by the cold and the wind. While she had thought of little else other than the purpose of the journey and the man she … Continue reading

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Welcome Back!

  I’ve been away from this blog for a long time.  Longer than I realized.  I even had to get a new password to get back on – I’d forgotten the old one.  But I am back now and here … Continue reading

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The Woman Changes Her Mind

What follows is a snippet from my novel in progress, The Secret of Hill Grove.  To make sense of this you have to know that the thought in these paragraphs is that of Rachel Thompson, the protagonist of the book.  … Continue reading

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A Promise of Riches

More from the novel in progress – The Secret of Maple Grove.   “When we were ripping out the old lath in the library upstairs, right there to the left of the fireplace, we found a wall behind the wall. … Continue reading

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Poem for the first of August

  It is always August. If time would stop, it would stand still Under the dog star. Winter lingers, but all of that season is labor Boots, gloves, scarves and coats Off and on, on and off Snow shovels and … Continue reading

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life above the common

Originally posted on Joseph E Bird:
Mohler House, St. Albans, WV, 1911 Life above the common. I really like that phrase.  I stole it from Larry Ellis.  It’s the theme of his novel-in-progress about Rachel, a young woman, who, upon…

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Morning Poem, July 18, 2018

    In this time before the day One quiet spot to think and pray Too soon it all will fade away In work and worry unallayed

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How Hard He Fell

Readers;  Here is another snippet from the book.  This one tells how Jacob Eaton fell in love with Rachel Thompson, the book’s protagonist.  It happened, years before the story in the book begins, when the two of them were about … Continue reading

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How Hard He Fell

Readers;  Here is another snippet from the book.  This one tells how Jacob Eaton fell in love with Rachel Thompson, the book’s protagonist.  It happened, years before the story in the book begins, when the two of them were about … Continue reading

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Interlude: Isaac and Rebecca

    June 2, 1913 was a beautiful Monday.  It had been a late spring in West Virginia and the trees on the mountains and hillsides all around the town of Walhonde were not yet in full foliage and the … Continue reading

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