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Suzie Q's Eyes: A Chinese Story

"I know I'll never see her again until heaven..."

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Snowing in Dry Creek/Review of A Good Place/YouTube snow video

It’s rare to get snow along the Gulf Coast, especially in December.  Yesterday’s 2 inch snowfall was the earliest ever recorded.  Just a note:  we had snow last year in mid-December,  some during Easter 2007 (See the Easter Cold Snap in The Wayfaring Stranger) and ...

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Latest Posts: "Gratitude" and "Every Tribe has a 'Bogeyman.'"

Click here to read author’s notes on the hurricane that starts Chapter 1 in A Good Place. Gratitude: Two stories about a wonderful word. Gratitude: It’s a word that rolls off the tongue.  To read more No matter where you go, every culture has bogeymen ...

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Excerpt from A Good Place

Landmark Longleaf Pine on Longville Gravel Pit Road. See below for more A good word:  “Compel” A short story from Hearts across the Water by Curt Iles Then there is the story of my friend Tom Dunville.  I’ve known Tom for seven years. He is ...

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A special tree and a special couple

Thanksgiving for my parents, Clayton and Mary Iles This old beech tree still stands on our family land on the bank of Crooked Bayou.  It bears the initials of my mom and dad,  CI (Clayton Iles) and MP (Mary Plott.)  Today (November 25) is their ...

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My favorite scene in "A Good Place"

A Good Place by Curt Iles Chapter 21 Author’s notes: Our narrator, twelve year old Mayo Moore, is on a log raft trip down the Calcasieu River.  He relates an incident on the River as they near the sawmills on Lake Charles. This scene is ...

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Snake-popping: A Country Skill

"Sure enough she appeared with a four or five foot long chicken snake in her hand, grandpa hurriedly backing up as she came out the door."

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See the 30 second book trailer for A Good Place

View the short commercial-length book trailer for our new book, A Good Place at YouTube.

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Talking to Yourself

Some stories are too funny not to tell. They say you should be careful talking to yourself out loud: especially when you start answering back. Last week I was gassing up my truck on pump 4 at DeRidder’s WalMart.  Just minding my own business,  I ...

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Excerpt from "A Good Place" the new novel by Curt

Arriving at Lake Charles on a raft of logs. In this excerpt from A Good Place, 12 year-old Mayo Moore, who has never been more than ten miles from home,  travels down the Calcasieu River on a raft of logs with his father and other ...

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Read an interview and review on our new book,  A Good Place, at the Beauregard Daily News. We’re really excited about this new novel.  It has sold over 500 copies in the first week and is getting positive feedback from readers and reviewers.

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2 Successful Operations: A healed body… and a new heart.

One of my heroes, Bobby Bonds, told me this story a few years before his death: As a teenager his Sunday School teacher was a WWII veteran named “Red” Harvey. Mr. Harvey told the boys in his class this amazing story: “During the war, my ...

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"Be still and know that I am God… a verse with a promise.

Be Still and Know Originally written May 1993 On a beautiful Spring Saturday, my three sons and I went to work on the nature trail at the camp.  As we hiked through the woods with our saw, pruning shears, and other gear, we were filled ...

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Wise words from my father

God does not ask us to figure everything out, but He does ask us to trust Him in every situation and praise His Name because He knows best and will give us what is best.

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