Prisoner of war ships… They were like hell on earth… My father and I composed this journal entry as if we were a captured patriot: When I turned 16 I happily joined in the Continental Army as the law required. The older men told me of the many difficulties we would face — drenching rains […]Read more "Prisoner of War Ships: American Revolution"
My daughter Kirsten loves pink. If you ask her, she’ll tell you it’s her favorite color. She likes pink dresses, shirts, socks, sneakers, crayons — practically anything and everything pink. Now, I know what you’re thinking – “What does the color pink have to do with a fishing story?” Well, there is a connection. Read […]Read more "In the Pink on the Miramichi"
Mickey Mantle’s Hunting Tale retells the humorous story Mickey and Billy Martin told in bars and on national television to the guffaws of thousands of fans. The surprise ending is fantastic. Enjoy the read! Billy Martin did such a good job managing the Texas Rangers one year that they gave him a brand new rifle. So […]Read more "Mickey Mantle’s Hunting Tale"
Stories about fly fishing on the Miramichi are as numerous as the stars in the beautiful Canadian sky. Some involve famous river guides, sportsmen, or even great baseball players who were great fishermen. Some, if not most, involve Yankee fly fishermen like myself who travel great distances for the thrill of catching an Atlantic Salmon. […]Read more "First Cast"
Here is my father holding a replica of George Washington’s Commander in Chief flag. This flag sparks your imagination. It dates back to 1775. As Washington’s personal flag, it went with him wherever he went. The description of the “Commander-in-Chief Standard” is: The field is a single width of faded blue silk about 27-1/2 by […]Read more "General George Washington’s Flag"
Here’s a little story I wrote for my daughter when she was little. I hope it makes you smile. Rob Kirsten was tired, so very tired, but she couldn’t fall asleep. She tried everything she could think of- Counting backwards from one hundred and even counting sheep. But nothing seemed to work. She was still […]Read more "CATCH SOME ZZZZ’S"
Does God act and move mankind through dreams? I stumbled across a little-known event from American history that I you may enjoy. You may not have heard of Dr. Benjamin Rush, but if you met him while he was alive, he’d have a neat story to tell you about a dream he had. Here’s the […]Read more "Patriot Benjamin Rush: Peacemaker Thanks to a Divine Dream"