This is a poem my daughter wrote for an assignment at school when they learned about the Underground Railroad.
Here for a day and gone the next, the existence of Crush, TX served one purpose. It was the site of a not-so-well-planned full-speed head-on locomotive collision, known as The Crash at Crush. This is the story of the most disastrous publicity stunt of the railroad era.
Self defense is necessary, except for when it's not.
A poem about letting down the walls while letting go.
Chapter 2 of a historical romance. Janie and Matthew get to know each other a little better and fight their attraction for one another. Janie shows her fiesty side.
She's not stubborn; she just knows what she wants. Stubborn and untamed. Always changing, yet somehow the same.
A humorous look at what not to do in a drive thru.
When passion and emotion collide.
I recently had a rather profound experience that caused me to once again contemplate life and time.
To borrow a line from Kipling, if you can dream and not make dreams your master. . .Well, what then? I say then you live. Dreams were not my master. Something else was. Many something else's were.
A short story based on a true story about God and a couple of girlfriends.
A depiction of feeling particularly vulnerable.
Matthew can't confront his demons yet and he finds himself attracted to the woman who tried to seduce him for unknown reasons.
An intro to a historical romance set in 1870 Abilene, Kansas. Janie tries to seduce a cowboy in order to get out of town.
Check out Nick Hickman's latest work and learn more about him as he opens up in this interview.
Camille Rae is set to release her new single "I Need Me" to country radio. Find out when to listen for it here.
An interview with country music star Curtis Braly.
Independent country music artist Camille Rae knows what she wants and she's going for it. She tells us all about it in this interview.
An uplifting outlook on rain.
My response to our friend Bill"s (billybuc) latest challenge to write a short story using three photographs he provided.
Two extremes: Turn a blind eye or get angry. Somewhere between is where change happens, when it is not so politicized and comes from within the heart of everyone trying to make a difference.
A virtual dementia tour stimulates the conditions of someone suffering from dementia so that others can better understand some of the reasons for the strange behaviors. It also promotes more empathy.
Are those living in poverty really too lazy to work? Do they really want to live that way? Most in that situation would answer with an empatic NO!
Texas is a state rich in both pride and history. Bluebonnets are one of the prides and the legends about them are steeped in history.
Sometimes it is not anything tangible, but an act that communicates love best. These five love languages will help you figure out how to best demonstrate your love for a specific person.
Canadian country singer Amy Rose talks about her upcoming single, "One of These Days" and shares a little about her career at present.
What's the 4011? Well, avoid saying these things so your cashier doesn't secretly fry your brain with laser eyes, even if it is only imaginary.
Got your attention? Yeah, "Show Up Naked and Bring Beer" got mine too. It's the title to Amy Rose's new single, and I have a review of the song, plus an introduction to Amy Rose.
What are micro-messages? Small, subtle, and often covert messages that may or may not convey the same message as the actual words used. Learning more about them will aid with better communication.
Something unexpected from me: flash fiction as my response to billybuc's writing challenge, issued here on HP.
A brief history of Halloween and music videos and songs that have a decidedly creepy factor to them with the history behind the songs as well.
Some things just should not be said to a native Texan.
A humorous look at things that should never be said to a woman while getting to know her.
There really are good reasons not be like everyone else. Sometimes, though, one can be stubborn enough to be like everyone else, rather than to be different, and the results may not be pretty.