Attending new schools was one of the great things about growing up as a military brat. I attended the first half of the first grade at Glendale Elementary in Glendale, Arizona. Early in the second semester I transfer to Luke Air Force Base Elementary School on Luke AFB, Glendale, Arizona. I also attend grades two,… Continue reading The Joy of Attending New Schools
“And the Moon Be Still as Bright” was first published in Thrilling Wonder Stories, June 1948. The next chapter opens with the men of the Fourth Expedition gathering firewood against the cold Martian evening. The scientists have found that all the Martians have died of chickenpox (brought by one of the first three expeditions) —… Continue reading Martian Mondays: The Martian Chronicles – Chapter Seven: And the Moon Be Still as Bright
The devil was in the fog that night. You could feel it with every gust of wind and droplet of moisture against your face. You could hear it as the courthouse clock struck midnight. You could see it in the dim light of the corner lamppost and the blinking traffic signals. You could sense it… Continue reading The devil was in the fog that night.
My late mother used to say I wanted to be a writer since I was three years old. I’m not sure that’s accurate. However, I cannot ever remembering not wanting to write. Mom says I told stories even before I could write. I don’t know about that. I remember how excited I was when in… Continue reading Book Reports, Essays and Term Papers
The Third Expedition was first published as “Mars is Heaven!” in Planet Stories, Fall 1948. The arrival and demise of the third group of Americans to land on Mars is described by this story. This time the Martians are prepared for the Earthlings. When the crew arrives, they see a typical town of the 1920s… Continue reading Martian Mondays: The Martian Chronicles – Chapter Six: The Third Expedition
Tonight, March 21, 2015, I had a call from my nearly ninety years old dad. He’s a cat lover and owner of two cats. One’s name is Smokey and the other Sugar. The cats are sixteen years twenty days old according to the vet’s records; dad took Smokey to the vet today. The animal doctor performed blood tests… Continue reading We Can Learn From a Cat
Chapter five, The Taxpayer, first appeared in The Martian Chronicles. A man insists that he has a right to be let onto the next rocket to Mars, because he is a taxpayer. He insists on being let on the ship so strongly because the Earth will be having a great atomic war soon, and no… Continue reading Martian Mondays: The Martian Chronicles – Chapter Five: The Taxpayer