Tag: inspired by true events

Living in the Shadow of the Nuclear Warhead – A ‘Glow in the Dark’ Memoir

During the Cold War era following World War II, I was busy growing up in Oak Ridge, Tennessee—a “secret city” constructed by the federal government wholly and specifically to help develop and produce the world’s first atomic weapon. But as a five-year-old boy in…

‘Little Suzi’ and Ol’ Patch

Once upon a time long, long ago—in the 1960’s—a little girl named Suzi moved at the end of summer with her mother, Wilma, into a small apartment in a town that was new to them both. At first, Little Suzi didn’t want to move…

My Best Day Fishin’…Ever

I looked forward to retirement more than many, I think, because I longed for a day of leisurely fishing not rushed by weekend chores and family commitments. And it’s not like I don’t live close enough to good fishing holes to make it easy…

‘Reservations Knot Required’: Locking through with the Tennessee River Boys

 “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”—Benjamin Franklin (attrib.) If ever you’ve been on a quiet lake in summer, late in the day when the sun is low on the horizon and your body and mind are at…