TRACTING SNOW

Tracking Snow

Tracking Snow

When I got up this morning, I was reminded of when I was sixteen and the good Lord had answered my plea for a rabbit tracking snow.  For those of you that have never experienced it, a… Continue reading

A Voice From The Past

photoEvery year at the first of December my wife decides it’s time to decorate for Christmas.  Once we begin, we don’t stop until it’s all done.  From talking to my buddies, I’ve decided all wives go to… Continue reading

Pray for Problems

When I was a small boy, I attended a church service that made a lasting impression on me.  A senior member of the church had been buried that week.  The minister was commenting on what he had heard… Continue reading

The Chicken

When I was about ten years old I found an old table knife in the trash.  I began to play Indian and practiced throwing until I could stick it in the ground almost every time.  I then started… Continue reading

Learn to Listen

Have you ever thought you were so right about something that you went into the “telling mode” and refused to listen?  The end result was embarrassment and total loss of control of the entire situation.

A few years ago… Continue reading

Act like a duck!

images[2]My wife Ann keeps a picture on the refrigerator with the following caption: “Always behave like a duck. Keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like the devil underneath.”
I can think of several people this advice applies… Continue reading

Good Deeds Can Result in Surprises

bg-truckIn my book, Sugar Creek, I describe the Gilliam Grist Mill, located on Still House Creek. I discovered the remains of the grist mill when I was a teenager with several hunting buddies, James McGill, Gerald Dockery and Gene Ward.… Continue reading

Saying Yes Can Change Lives

Lots of things get your attention; like ice-cold water on your face, loud noises or the sweet aroma of your favorite foods, but have you ever heard a statement that stopped you in your tracks? The YES’S change our lives,… Continue reading

Magic Place in North Georgia

A couple of blogs ago I talked about trying to do something every year that I’d never done before. At the time I believed my “big” event would be starting a blog; however, I have been approached with another first.… Continue reading

Old Memories with Old Friends

072810 005Last Thursday was a special day for me. It was Adele Mercier’s 95th birthday. The party at the Apple House ran from 11 until 2. Sometimes we don’t realize how important some of our friends are. I arrived early and… Continue reading

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Sugar Creek

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Traditions run as deeply in the North Georgia Mountains as the roots of the massive, old oaks growing in the area.
Families like the Barkleys on Sugar Creek, lived and worked together in order to survive the hardships of the thirties and forties.

Bear Cat

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In route to Vietnam in the summer of 1970, Captain Johnny McKay kept hearing his father’s words in his head, Make them a good soldier, son.
Every soldier onboard that flight had one goal in common – come back alive.

Hogback

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Hogback is a suspense novel, which explores the age-old dilemma of good versus evil.
As a teenager, Jim Coleman, found himself in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Upon his release he sets off on a trail of vengeance that leads him through small Georgia towns with a mounting body count in his wake.

Hoverdown

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Hoverdown is a revenge-driven thriller tracking the lives of three men.
Beginning in Vietnam, a skilled helicopter pilot, Bill Dant, foolishly accepts an opportunity to deal drugs to his fellow soldiers. Platoon leader Captain Sam Wright is instrumental in sending him to prison.

Talking Rock

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Legs, a thirty-something single mother, has had enough of entitled rich men using her for their own purposes.
To match her hot body, she creates a confident, in-charge alter ego determined to turn the tables and exploit them.

Silver Bullets

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For me, managing awesome teams was both rewarding and exciting.
I learned early on that great managers take care of their team members; they do the right things for the right reasons. By helping team members focus on the same vision, they will begin to feel as if they’re playing a championship game every day.

The Ledger

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Throughout a grueling, extended tour in the jungles of Vietnam, Captain Dean Crosby lived for the adrenaline rush.
A born loner, Crosby recorded each mission into a ledger, ranking missions based on the difficulty and the high he felt afterwards. The sum of his emotional life rested between the leather-covered pages of The Ledger.