Category Archives: Writing

Bear’s Books

As we wrapped up 2011, one of the goals I missed was completing production on the third book of The Bear’s trilogy, The Owl Hoot Trail. I wanted so much to complete the last book, Book Three, The Turning of … Continue reading

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General Quarters

“General Quarters! General Quarters! All hands man your battle stations!” I don’t hear this call over the 5MC anymore, but yesterday morning felt as if I was back in the stress of GQ. It was 0530 when I woke, and … Continue reading

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Anniversary

Today marks the one-year anniversary since starting this blog. Gotta tell ya, it’s been a helluva a great ride! And to think it was all influenced and started by Ardis and I watching a movie about cooking (Julie & Julia). My … Continue reading

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Another of the great writer-flyers from World War II was a Frenchman by the name of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Unlike the youthful Bert Stiles profiled yesterday, Saint-Exupéry was relatively older—especially for serving as a combat pilot. Saint-Exupéry is the author … Continue reading

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Bert Stiles

Yesterday I wrote about the bomber bases in England, left crumbling today 66 years after the end of World War II. Mentioned in the blog, was the loss of talent resulting from the deaths of many. Specifically, I said I … Continue reading

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By the Mark of the Twain

Samuel Langhorne Clemens, born when Haley’s Comet passed by the earth on November 30, 1835, became one of America’s most prolific, political, and funny writers of the late 1800s. He made fortunes, and lost them. He traveled extensively and wrote … Continue reading

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The Cost of Books

Yesterday, I was tripping around the Internet, buzzing in and out of different websites looking for ideas for today’s blog. And there it was–staring out at me from the amazon.com pages–a comment about why book prices were so high. As … Continue reading

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Another Grand Experiment

To quote from a couple of great songs from long ago, “Help, I need somebody!” and “I get by with a little help from my friends.” You may have noticed a couple of changes in the blog. I moved my … Continue reading

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In Search of Perfection–Drat!

OK, this weekend was a rough one regarding writing and publishing the blog. I literally wrote the blog at the last moment while Ardis drove home late at night from her granddaughter’s baptism. Additionally, I was tired because I did … Continue reading

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Arranging Words

What is the deal about arranging words? What could possibly be so important about the way an author puts words on to paper? Can it really make a difference? After all, as long as you transmit the message correctly, that … Continue reading

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