Veterans Day

 Posted by at 8:22 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 112019
 

In yesterday’s blog I said that today I would talk about our return trip from Ohio to Florida. But instead, I want to share some thoughts on veterans and Veterans Day. My family has a long tradition of military service. At least two great grandfathers that I know of were in the Civil War. Yes, […]

Trip Q&A

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 062019
 

I have received quite a few questions about our trip to Ohio and thought I’d answer a few of them in today’s blog. Q. Why did you wait until it got cold up north to go up there instead of making the trip earlier in the year when it was so hot in Florida? A. […]

Nov 022019
 

While I have had more success with my mystery books than I ever could have imagined, thanks to loyal readers like you wonderful folks, for a while now I have been toying with the idea of writing a family saga type series spanning several generations from the early 1900s through the Vietnam War. One reason […]

May 272019
 

Many people believe that Memorial Day is a day for celebrating military veterans, but that’s not true. That’s what Veterans Day is for. On Memorial Day we honor the men and women of the Armed Forces who gave their lives for our country. Some of them died in battle, some died due to accidents or […]

USS Turner Joy

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 112019
 

Navy ships are about as common a sight as Starbucks coffee shops in Bremerton, Washington, thanks to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. On one of our visits there were three or four old aircraft carriers and a few other vessels painted Navy gray. But one ship, the USS Turner Joy, has a special place in […]

Soon, I Promise

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 092019
 

I have received a number of emails and messages wanting to know when my new John Lee Quarrels book, Sweet Tea And Jesus, will be out. It’s with the final proofreader and I expect to get back from her at any time. As soon as she does, I will make any final corrections she pointed […]

Fallen Heroes

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072018
 

Some come alone, others bring their families, and some arrive in small groups. They come for many reasons. For some it is a place to remember. For others it is a place to heal. For everybody who comes here, it is a place to pay respect to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to their […]

Back At It

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 232018
 

When I was a teenager my father once told me that if you can find a job you love that you can’t wait to get to every morning, it doesn’t matter how much you get paid. I have been very blessed, because for most of my working life I have done just that. Something else […]

Sep 242014
 

That’s the slogan of the men and women tasked with moving men and materials for the military, and since the Revolutionary War they have been doing the job using everything from covered wagons to aircraft to boats and railroads. On a visit to the United States Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, Virginia yesterday we […]

Aug 082011
 

When we woke up yesterday, the sky was looking pretty nasty, and the weather report said there was a good chance of thunderstorms. We decided that it would not be a good day to be kayaking. Rocky suggested that we visit the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in nearby Grand Rapids, and that sounded like […]