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Up the Mississippi

Joseph Moore comes to America. The Wayfaring Stranger (2007) is my first historical novel.  It fictionlizes the journey of my great-great-great grandfather, Joe Moore, an Irish stowaway who came to the Piney Woods of western Louisiana. This passage tells of his ship entering the Mississippi ...

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The Swamp

The Swamp It’s Wednesday morning as we all sit or stand in the Swamp‑ all twenty‑five of us.  Now the Swamp is a classic building at Dry Creek.  It is the summer home of our boy staffers.  I recall with fondness the summer twenty years ...

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A good thought from the creekbank

“When we attempt man-sized tasks only, we run the risk of always receiving glory for ourselves.  But when the product of our courage is so magnificent and awesome that everyone must acknowledge this could not be the work of a mere mortal, then God’s glory ...

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FDR's Fireside Chat Sept. 11, 1941

“When FDR said,  ‘If a rattlesnake is poised to strike… you don’t wait… you crush its head” I knew we were going to war.”   -Soldier during La. Maneuvers 1941 Pretend you’re a young soldier in 1941. Stuck in Louisiana during weeks of maneuvers in the ...

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The Loyal Wedding Fri. April 29

Just in time for the big wedding: The Loyal Wedding ‘Whither thou goest, I will go; And where thou lodgest, I will lodge; Thy people shall be my people, And thy God my God.’ -Ruth 1:16 As the “Royal Wedding” of Prince William and Kate ...

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Guest Blog: George Katzman

George Katzman is a lifetime friend of mine who serves in Crestview, Florida.  He’s a native of Florien, Louisiana (home of the Black Cats) He is a fellow Louisiana College alum and also graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  This is an exceptionally wise article. ...

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"Good eats…next house." April 19

Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, He will give a reward to the lender.  Proverbs 19:17 A friend from the Longville area told me this story:  Her father was walking the railroad track to their house during the Great Depression.  Approaching ...

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Guest Blog: from Dr. David Elliott

Allow me to introduce you to a special friend and gifted writer,  David Elliott.  David serves as professor in the Chemistry Department at Louisiana College. Enjoy this warm article. Curt Does That Do Any Good? My family and I moved to a new job in ...

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Mon. April 4

A Touching Story of the Heart I spent most of the day today at Alexandria’s Rapides General Hospital as my lifetime best friend, Joe Aguillard, had bypass surgery. We’re thankful to God for successful quadruple bypass on Joe. Continue in prayer for Joe, Judy, and ...

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3/31/2011 I'd rather write an entire book than…

I’m serious.  I’d rather write a 94,156 word novel than do the back cover and author copy for the same book. The confines of word count increase the tension of saying a lot in a little space.  There’s the knowledge that what’s on the back ...

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Thur. March 31 "Out Like a Lamb"

Today a beautiful month of March ends. The dogwoods, azaleas, wild azaleas (honeysuckle) and ’40 shades of green’ of the creek bottoms have been wonderful.  No wonder it’s one of my favorite months. Quote for the day: “The concept of two people living together for ...

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"Being an easy mark" What does that mean?

A Hobo’s ‘Easy Mark’ Proverbs 21:13  The one who shuts his ears to the cry of the poor will himself also call out and not be answered. “I’m a thousand miles from anywhere, waiting for a train.” -“Waiting for a Train” by Jimmy Rodgers To ...

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A Spent Bullet: Back Cover Copy

This is the current back cover copy for A Spent Bullet, due for Summer 2011 release.  I’d appreciate your input.  I need to cut some lines and tighten it. Also, I’m open to ideas on the arrangement of the text. Finally, what parts would you ...

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This and That: Fri. March 18

Today’s Proverb: A fool’s mouth is his devastation, and his lips are a trap for his life.**  Enjoy the story below on the hazards of running your mouth. Click on link below to enjoy the birds singing in Dry Creek, LA at The Old House: ...

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