A Dedication to Those of Us Who Served: The First Years

My plane had just landed at Clark Air Force Base, Phillippines on a late September day.  Nothing is left of the base since the Pinatubo eruption, but looking back to those days, I can still remember every minute I was there. The first thing that I remember was the heat, not a dry heat like one would […]

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My Writing Post (Final Installment)

In addition to this blog, I am also writing a fantasy book, actually a trilogy.  The next few blog posts will discuss the story at length and what it is about.  I will endeavor to discuss why I wrote each chapter, and why I felt it was important to discuss what I wanted to discuss in the book. […]

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My Writing Post (Cont. Installment #3)

In addition to this blog, I am also writing a fantasy book, actually a trilogy.  The next few blog posts will discuss the story at length and what it is about.  I will endeavor to discuss why I wrote each chapter, and why I felt it was important to discuss what I wanted to discuss in the book. […]

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My Writing Post (Cont.)

In addition to this blog, I am also writing a fantasy book, actually a trilogy.  The next few blog posts will discuss the story at length and what it is about.  I will endeavor to discuss why I wrote each chapter, and why I felt it was important to discuss what I wanted to discuss in the book. […]

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Working ’til it hurts

It is 12:44 a.m., and I am working on my blog.  We were entertaining a visitor today, so I have not had a lot of time to think about what to write.  Sufficed to say, my eyes are burning, my ideas are not coming to mind and I am sore from head to toe.  On that note, I leave you […]

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Anisse

Anisse is a shade of my oldest daughter (since the story was originally written for her).  My initial picture of Anisse was of a delicate princess with ebony hair, soft, delicate-looking skin, dressed in white.  After I had a chance to work with the character, I saw a young woman accustomed to riding horses, trained […]

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Rosenet

The father of Anisse and the husband of Pyridee, Rosenet is the son of Atlas and Circe, and a former unicorn to boot.  As a unicorn, he grows up in fear of his world, and unsure of where to go, or what to do. I patterned Rosenet after myself.  As a child, I grew up […]

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When the Cranes Return Again in Spring

Chapter One: The Time of Great Change “Princess!”  Talia made her way through the halls of Lorevele castle in the direction of the armory, scurrying as fast as she could to begin lighting sconces in preparation for the onset of darkness.  A rotund middle-aged woman, a tattered green shawl was draped about her jiggling red […]

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The Beginning of a Story

When the cranes return again in spring is a story not just about one person’s quest, but it is about life’s quest in all of us.   What I am posting now, is far from the original version that I finished in 1986.  My original version was a poetic saga.  It was derived from another original short […]

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