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Water is Life

Water is sacred to most indigenous tribes in North America. This is an interesting paper out of Sacred Hear University. https://digitalcommons.sacredheart.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1124&context=rel_fac

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Book Banning Week

It’s always the last full week in September. This year, it begins today, September 18 and closes out on the 25th. Here are three titles sure to be banned when they become more well-known because, you know, you can’t have … Continue reading

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The NASA Railroad

Once upon a time, there was actually a NASA Railroad. Then it was closed, and its switcher locomotives donated away. Then it was reopened two years ago to handle heavy equipment needed for the SLS (Space Launch System), of which … Continue reading

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Skylab Rescue Mission

Readers of The Water Cure may recall that the secret Skylark mission’s purpose in the novel was obscured with the fiction that the launch would lift an unmanned, remotely-operated Apollo command/service module spacecraft to dock with the Skylab space station … Continue reading

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The 1886 Crescent Hotel

This towering trademark of Eureka Springs not only has a unique place in the town’s history, but in the flow of the People of the Water Cycle as well. Two characters attend the hotel’s grand opening ball in the first … Continue reading

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The Unwept Tear

Monday I walked downtown for a nice late brunch at Mud Street Cafe, my favorite veggie hashbrowns and a double latté. Finished the opening pages of a fourth book in the “People of the Water” Cycle (#PGAN4). Working title: “The … Continue reading

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Crystals and the Arkansas Mountains

Eureka Springs is home to a number of rock and gemstone shops, hearkening back to a day when it seemed every rural highway in the Ozarks and Ouachita mountains featured a number of them. My daughter’s favorites include Crystal Waters, … Continue reading

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The Lost Third Ozarka Spring

This KUAF Radio feature on the Ozarka Water Company, and the discovery of its long-lost third source spring goes right to some sources that are local legends, including John Fuller Cross himself. https://www.kuaf.com/ozarks-at-large-stories/2021-02-22/rediscovering-the-origins-of-ozarka-water-in-eureka-springs?_amp=true

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SpaceX Mission to have Native American commander

Nicole Aunapu Mann is scheduled to be the first Native American women to fly into space and the first female mission commander of a NASA commercial spaceflight next month. She will oversee the SpaceX Crew 5 mission to deliver four … Continue reading

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Fourth Book – New Title

Last night as I was walking, the working title of my forming fourth novel in the series changed in a flash of inspiration. And with the steps leading home, came the resolution of the main conflict in the story. I … Continue reading

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