A BIT OF NOSTALGIA—FROM THE WAY THINGS ARE, BACK TO THE WAY THINGS WERE
Greetings, blog followers. For the past several posts, I have been concentrating on current events and the way things are in the world and in our country. I’ve decided the country is going to hell in a hand basket; too many of our politicians (in both major political parties)are either disingenuous or downright dishonest and corrupt. The same holds true for many department head bureaucrats and the judiciary and there is nothing I can do about it, so I’m shifting gears a bit and going back to writing about the way things were in my youth; back to Normal Rockwell’s America. I’m now in the twilight of my years, and hopefully, I’ll be out of here before our system of government collapses in total disarray.
About ten years ago, I wrote a little book of tales entitled “Buddy…His Trials and Treasures.” It was a collection of adventures experienced by a young boy growing up in a little rural community located in Southeast Idaho during the 1940s. While I would never be so audacious as to compare my writing skill to that of Mark Twain, Buddy is somewhat reminiscent of Tom Sawyer in that he often finds himself in hot water as a result of his escapades, and for which there are consequences.
Unlike Tom, however, Buddy’s misdeeds often happen without any forethought. They happen because Buddy is…well…he’s just Buddy. I’ve often been asked by some who have read the book if it is autobiographical. My response has been, well…there might be a little bit of Buddy in me, and a little bit of me in Buddy. (You can buy the book, by the way, at amazon.com. it’s only available in print version at this time, however.)
So what I’m planning to do on this blog for the next few weeks is to try to re-create some more of Buddy’s exploits. Don’t know how successful I’ll be in doing that, but I’m going to give it a whirl. See the blog immediately below this one on this page for the first of these new escapades.
So, until next time,
P.S. For those who have been following by current events posts, I will probably let Rube slip in a post or two now and again with his take on current events. Also, I’d like to draw your attention to my latest novel, SHADOW REVOLUTION. It’s a sort of political fantasy. You can read about it on the flyer below. It’s also available at amazon.com and barnes&noble.com in print versions, and is available on all five e-book readers. You can also click on the free download button at upper right of this webpage and receive a free sample of the preface, prologue, and chapter one of the novel.
P.P.S. If you’re a Western Fan, perhaps you might enjoy another of my novels, LouIsa—Iron Dove of the Frontier. It’s a story about LouIsa Houston-Earp, the wife of Morgan Earp. She was a colorful lady. She entertained the rowdy cowboys in frontier saloons with classical piano music and actually won them over into liking it. She was also a crack shot with her .38 revolver, so you didn’t mess with LouIsa. You can read more about her at amazon.com. The book is available on all five e-reader devices and in print version.