Tag Archives: ‘Deep Roots’ short story collection

Two Enduring Lessons.

Pa and Doten

One taught me how to live . . . The other taught me how to die.   They’ve both been gone for nearly half a century. I was seven and ten, respectively when my paternal great grandparents died. We called them Pa and Doten, and they were center of our family’s solar system. They each left an enduring lesson that …

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‘Lost In Translation’ from Trampled Grass Ch. 13

We are excited about our new ebook, Trampled Grass.  Scroll down to learn how you can have a copy. A word from Curt Translation. Of all my African regrets, not becoming fluent in any language has been the largest. It has humbled me like nothing else. However, my stumbling around with my tongue has created lots of good stories . …

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Fri. Jan. 21

Quote for the day: “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.” -Ayn Rand Pay no attention to what the critics say; there has never been set up a statue in honor of a critic. -Jean Sibelius Today’s Proverb: When a mocker is punished, the inexperienced become wiser; when one teaches …

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Tues. Jan. 18 Ramblings on Life…

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” This is a mock up masthead for http://www.creekbank.net. Julian Quebedeaux of Ninja Studios has crafted it. …

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Tues. Dec. 7 ‘Deep Roots’ has arrived

The first 300 copies of Deep Roots have arrived.  2000 more will be marching  in later in the week. You can easily order autographed copies at http://www.creekbank.net Here are locations where copies will be available by Tuesday evening: DeRidder:  Thrifty Way Pharmacy, Ideal Drugs, Big Stick Dry Creek:  Foremans, Dry Creek Camp DeQuincy:  Nichols Grant:  Grant Christmas Tree Farm Wednesday …

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Burned yet Blessed by the Fire . . . a story that touches hearts

Click here to hear podcast of “Burned Yet Blessed” From Deep Roots, the new short story collection by Curt Iles Burned yet Blessed “The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The next best time is today.” Nothing breaks my heart like a field of burned pines. Yet that is exactly what I’m looking at driving toward …

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Mon. Nov. 29 "Homeless"

Friends: I wish for each of you a great day.  Read below for the story “Homeless in Dry Creek.” Quote for your day: Discipline is the foundation upon which all success is built. Lack of discipline inevitably leads to failure.  -Jim Rohn Proverb for Nov. 29:  Discipline your son, and he will give you peace; he will bring delight to …

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Thur. Nov. 11

Click on cover image to see a larger view. Does anyone recognize this tree and its location? Hint: It’s near Dry Creek but not in Dry Creek.

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