Attending a Writer’s Conference Can Be Awkward

I have attended various writers’ conferences for over thirty years. Today and tomorrow I am attending the East Texas Christian Writer’s Conference. It is the fourth time I’ve attended this conference.Awkward describes attending a conference for the first time. This is especially true if you have never been to that particular conference or any writer‘s… Continue reading Attending a Writer’s Conference Can Be Awkward

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Poem: By White Rock Creek

By White Rock Creek I was hiking by White Rock Creek on a summer day in the bright sun. It was so hot and I was all alone. Lost in my thoughts my foot struck the pathway to the cadence of the music I was listening to on my iPod. By White Rock Creek there… Continue reading Poem: By White Rock Creek

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Poem: Coffee

Coffee By Jimmie Kepler The timer starts the morning pot brewing where it greets me at the same time my alarm rings. The first cup hides my morning breath as it energizes the blood flowing through my veins enabling me to stumble to my car and drive to Starbucks for more. A sunrise latte gives… Continue reading Poem: Coffee

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My First Trip To The University of Texas McDonald Observatory

In October 1974, I made my first trip to the University of Texas McDonald Observatory. It was 500 miles one-way from the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington to Fort Davis, Texas. The purpose of the trip was to do the required astronomical labs for my physics class in astronomy. The trip was… Continue reading My First Trip To The University of Texas McDonald Observatory

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Pioneer Plaza and Texas Longhorns

Pioneer Plaza: Located just north of the Dallas Convention Center is Pioneer Plaza. It is a large public park in the Convention Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas. The center piece of the Pioneer Plaza is large sculptures. It is a heavily visited tourist site. Located next to Pioneer Park Cemetery which features the Confederate… Continue reading Pioneer Plaza and Texas Longhorns

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Spies In The Garden: A Novel of War and Espionage by Bob Bergin

“Spies In The Garden: A Novel of War and Espionage” by Bob Bergin takes place during the Japanese invasion of Burma and China. The book centers on the actions of the Flying Tigers (the American Volunteer Group). The book provides a good history of the Flying Tigers wrapped around the story. The author knows the… Continue reading Spies In The Garden: A Novel of War and Espionage by Bob Bergin

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The American Aircraft Factory in World War II by Bill Yenne

The American Aircraft Factory in World War II by Bill Yenne is truly magnificent. When I first had the book in my hand I thought “coffee table book”. After reading the book and looking at the pictures it is so much more. It is a wonderful tribute to the men and women who built the… Continue reading The American Aircraft Factory in World War II by Bill Yenne

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