Category Archives: History

No. 94: FATHER’S DAY SCENTS AND SENSIBILITIES

Originally posted on Tales of the Fiction House:
by Raji Singh Our Founder, James Thaddeus “Blackjack” Fiction ‘Tell our stories, Raji. If you don’t, it will be as if we never lived.’ These whispering cries of joy and sorrow rise…

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A Fighter’s Long Walk

Originally posted on What Happens to Us:
It was twenty-four years ago when my mother took her last trip to Great Britain. She has yearned to return, and finally this year, in her 84th year, she convinced us to accompany…

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The Beginning of My Story

Originally posted on Mosaically:
I was born at Stanford University where IQ’s come out ahead of the babies. As a child I was bright, both in temperament and in intelligence. I had a high IQ. I was the second of…

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Life

by John Borel We spend most of these few years we have Collecting things, screening them, selecting Our friends, skills, and tools, Houses, cars, furniture , books and magazines Our ideas, songs, values and favorite phrases. And then one day, … Continue reading

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Skating on Your Ankles (repost)

By Joseph Hedge (Editor’s Forward…2014)  We are currently in a deep freeze in Kansas.  Snow is up to our knees and icicles dangle like shark’s teeth ready to take a bite!  (so pretty when small…so scary when they hang over … Continue reading

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The Cisco Kid…a True Story

By John Borel (I really wonder how J.B. made it out of this one alive!  He said it not only happened, but word for word, this is what the Cisco Kid said.  Yikes!  So glad you’re still with us, Uncle … Continue reading

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A Half World Away, A Half Century Gone: Afghanistan…Part 2

By John Borel (Fifty years ago, John Borel was one of President Kennedy’s first Peace Corps volunteer in Afghanistan.  He wrote about his experiences in his post.  His visits to our home during those years were magic.  I remember waiting … Continue reading

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A Half World Away, A Half Century Gone: Afghanistan and President Kennedy

(As we honor the passing of President Kennedy, memories of that time become crystalline sharp.  We thought you might find touching reminiscences of one of the earliest members of the Peace Corps in Afghanistan. ) By John Borel I was … Continue reading

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