The Fort was quiet, more quiet than usual, because on a day that typically brings reenactors and commemorative musket fire most people sheltered from a different kind of threat. As I contemplated the day, my thoughts returned to the phrase - God is our peace - Jehovah Shalom.
Familiar colors evoke thoughts of sky-lined fireworks, and family celebrations: watermelon, charcoal, and water-soaked laughter. The colors belong to our flag and depend on each other to represent the whole. Routes to city halls and along roadways are lined with red, white, and blue – Memorial Day has passed, and July 4thawaits, so my daughter… Continue reading ‘the cause of freedom’
http://sheilawslavichauthor.com I hope you’ll check out my new author page and blog. Why am I starting a new blog site? It is still with WordPress, but combines my blog site with my author page/website. I will continue to post notifications on this site. Thank you for following my blog! Sheila
I recently did two things I seldom do - cleaned out drawers and closets and binge watched a series on Hulu. As I mindlessly watched the series and pulled socks from my daughter's drawer that fit a two-year-old, this is a big reveal on my part because she is nearly a teen, I discovered more… Continue reading Book Clubs & Binge Watching
As a first grader I proudly sang, “All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth.” I sang it with conviction – mine were missing. As an adult my wishes and wants are more sophisticated than a doll or a new toy that "whizzes and zips." I simply want a literary agent. A literary… Continue reading All I Want for Christmas
My son working on a book video for “Jumpin’ the Rails!” – a school project – at the historic Fort Tyler Cemetery. He found that fifty-seven Union and Confederate graves were marked as “Unknown April 16, 1865.” The reenactments, monuments and retold stories become real at this spot where 76 of the veterans are… Continue reading A Known Place that Remembers the “Unknown”
My family's greatest hardship on the Fourth of July is most likely the time spent retreating from the fireworks displays. The big displays take hours to exit. In the past, before we learned our lesson, we'd sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic in our air-conditioned car. We were tired, starting to get hungry and someone had to… Continue reading Independence & A Perfect Union