Category Archives: family

Dustbowl Christmas Past

 Christmas Past A friend of mine shared a file of old family letters describing the terrible hardships endured during the dustbowl years. The letter inspired me to imagine what Christmas must have been in those times. Most of the settlers/farmers hoped … Continue reading

Posted in family, religion | Tagged | Leave a comment

My Brother Died Watching Fox News

My Brother Died Watching Fox News No, he did not overdose on Fox News, but I suppose that is possible, especially for a fair-minded person. Fox News’ claim of being fair and balanced, as the world knows, is a standing … Continue reading

Posted in family, politics, religion | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Roy story#14 Roy and the Heifer

Roy and the Heifer This Roy story takes place while Roy was in college and is a true story based upon the author’s actual adventure while he worked on a cattle and sheep ranch in Wyoming. I listened to it … Continue reading

Posted in Amish, family | Leave a comment

Animal Poems for Children

The following poems are taken from my book For The Love of Animals They are meant for children but good for all ages. Most sales have been to grand parents who love to read to their grand kids. I hope … Continue reading

Posted in animals, children, family, nature, poetry | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Have You Ever Eaten Your Pet Chicken?

Sharon is the wife of a good friend of mine who shared her interest in writing with me. She was born and raised in China until she was able to immigrate to the USA. I asked her if I might … Continue reading

Posted in animals, children, family | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

More Children’s Poems

Children’s Poems part Two From the book “Rhyme and Reason with Animals” by Craig Gosling Midnight Snack When it’s dark and there’s no moon, about twelve hours since high noon, that’s the time for a midnight snack on a table … Continue reading

Posted in animals, family, nature, poetry | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Roy Story #9 – Roy and the Forest Fire

Roy and Millie Escape a forest Fire Roy and the Forest Fire Roy’s bladder woke him up; it reminded him that he drank too much at dinner. He reluctantly rolled out of his lower bunk, slipped into his mocs, and … Continue reading

Posted in animals, children's fiction, family, nature | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Roy Story # 8 Roy and the Bears

ROY MEETS AN ALASKAN BROWN BEAR NOSE TO NOSE Roy and the Bears Millie shrieked “Oh no! I just stepped into a pile of sh—.” She caught herself before she completed the sentence. Millie bent her leg and looked down … Continue reading

Posted in animals, children's fiction, family, nature | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Nursing Home Gauntlet

Nursing Home Gauntlet – A plea for mercy, a plea for relief, a plea for sanity A dozen nursing home residents sit in wheelchairs on either side of the lobby hallway as if waiting for their chance to break out … Continue reading

Posted in family, poetry, religion | Tagged | Leave a comment

Roy story # 6 – Roy and the Orcas

Here’s another Roy story. I hope you liked the previous ones. To review: I wrote these stories for children who love animals in hope that they and their parents read them together. As a child, my dad always read to … Continue reading

Posted in animals, children, children's fiction, family, nature | Tagged , , | 2 Comments