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How You Create Your Reality

  How You Create Your Reality By Vicki Hinze     We want a better life. A more fulfilled life. A different life. But getting “there” from where we are now mystifies us. We have no idea how to go about it. Where do [...]

TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW

TIME FOR SOMETHING NEW by Vicki Hinze I only met Elmore Leonard once, but I learned a lot reading his books.  While he had many admirable traits, I learned one new thing about him after his death:  He didn’t write his first [...]

America’s National Observations–August

THE SECRET: Key to Contentment

    THE SECRET:  Key to Contentment by Vicki Hinze   In writing, everything is fodder.  If you don’t need it for character, you need it for plot, setting or one of the other basic novel elements.  Where writers [...]

Illegal Immigrants Raise Havoc on US Border: The Mexican/American War, Part I

The Mexican/American War, Part I Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes In 1820, the Mexican government offered a land grant to Moses Austin that encompassed an area about half the size of modern-day Texas. In return, Austin was to finance the settlement [...]

WHEN YOU’VE LOST EVERYTHING

When You’ve Lost Everything by Vicki Hinze This year, more than most, I’m hearing from people who have lost everything.  They’re feeling hopeless and helpless.  Defeated in life, or by life.  Some have lost [...]

Moments of Clarity

      Moments of Clarity By Vicki Hinze   Moments of clarity. Sometimes we ignore them, often we misunderstand them, and sometimes we completely fail to recognize them. That creates challenges for us because without those [...]

How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast

  How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast by  Vicki Hinze   We all have an inner savage beast.  Normally, we keep the beast leashed, our civility intact, our humanity in control, ruling our actions and reactions.  But there [...]

USS Fitzgerald/ACX Collision – Questions & Conclusions

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes At approximately 2:20 a.m. local time on June 17, 2017 the US Navy Destroyer USS Fitzgerald suffered a collision with the Philippines-registered container ship ACX Crystal approximately 64 miles southwest of [...]

America’s National Observations–July

  July 4th America Celebrates Independence Day! Since 1776