Guy L. Pace

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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

Craft

It’s About the Craft Writing is a craft. An art. A skill you hone and improve with practice and time–seasoned with blood and tears. When you first start writing, your clumsy, stilted prose dribbles down the page. Your words flow in sluggish sentences with passive verbs and all to many adverbs. Your dialog shouts with too Continue Reading

Changes

  Changes So much changes in our lives. About fifty years ago, I was a young man in Central Oregon. My friends and I made a huge playground of the high desert. We explored lava tube caves and the wide open juniper forest, climbed Mt. Bachelor and the South Sister, among other things. What is Continue Reading

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