Ever since I met Eric Mills some thirty years ago (yes, Eric!) he’s been writing somewhere. Also, Eric gave me the best advice I’ve ever had from another writer. When you’re stuck, throw in some action from the outside. A new character, an event, an explosion, whatever. Just bring in something new and it will not only further the plot, it will give you a chance to write your way out of a corner. Great advice, and I’ve used it often.Now, Eric has a new novel out, and it’s completely different. Not just from his previous historical works, but different from anything I’ve read in decades, and that’s high praise. Read More …
Watching the Life Cycle of Osprey Through a Long Lens by Dick Cooper
Two Views of Substance Abuse & Success by Michael Valliant
Memories Still Alive and Thriving at the Horton Homestead by Tom Horton
The smell of the piney woods and the call of bobwhite quail; tracks of my toy wagon in the soft sand road bordered by ditches alive with tadpoles; the warm odors of the grain bin where Mom stashed me as she rolled it through the chicken houses at feeding time; racing to pick up bloody squirrels as they tumbled to the ground after blasts from Dad’s shotgun. These are some of my earliest memories ~ from the 1940s ~ of the old log cabin where we lived when I was born, eight miles outside Salisbury on Maryland’s lower Eastern Shore. Read More…
The Hundreds by Gary D. Crawford
In Talbot County, a region west of St. Michaels is known as the “Bay Hundred.” It’s an odd term. Notice that it isn’t “Bay 100” or “Bay One Hundred,” and it is never said that way. It is simply Bay Hundred, or, more properly “The Bay Hundred.” The region begins where Route 33 turns west and then sharply south, to run all the way down the peninsula to Black Walnut Point at the tip of Tilghman’s Island. As such, it encompasses seven villages: Claiborne, McDaniel, Wittman, Sherwood, Tilghman, Bar Neck and Fairbank. (Oh, and also Hynsontown and Avalon, the ones the county has forgotten.) Read More…
Driving by Roger Vaughan
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