Guy L. Pace

Living to Write

Prison

Imagine, if you will, spending every day, every week, every month for years in a cell ten feet by six feet. You have a limited view of anything remotely resembling the outside. Your only contact with fresh air is the small time you spend in the exercise yard each day. You might share this cell Continue Reading

Desperate Times

Lee Frank Harrison That’s the name of my maternal grandfather. According to Social Security and Montana death records, he passed away in August, 1978, in Browning, Montana. Let’s start at the beginning. Lee Frank Harrison was born in Green Prairie, Morrison County, Minnesota, to Henry and May (Edden) Harrison on December 15, 1896. For some Continue Reading

The Hole

The Hole The things you discover in your travels can change the way you see certain life events. Or, certain people. This week’s post is just a placeholder for next week. There were travels. There were discoveries. Things learned. It all started with a desire to find out more about my maternal grandfather. Lee Frank Continue Reading

Poor Choices

Poor Choices People sometimes make poor choices. Sometimes they turn out okay. Sometimes they don’t. Unfortunately, our history is full of people who made poor choices and/or led others to bad ends. We learn about the Donner Party in school, and how poor choices all along their way across the West brought them to the Continue Reading

Perception and Reality

Perception and Reality Writing involves perception and reality. How we perceive things and how things really are. On the one hand, we might be like William H. Packwood, who thought that bringing water to the Willow Creek Drainage in Malheur County in Oregon would be a great idea. His perception was that gold miners in Continue Reading

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