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Booksie Address: http://www.booksie.com/BDLS
Country: United States
Favorite book: Life on the Mississippi, Mark Twain
Member Since: Oct 11, 2011

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BDLS

In Praise of Seasons

Poem by BDLS
Posted: Dec 18, 2011
This is a reimagining and extension of a previous poem,...

BDLS

A Special Christmas Wish

Poem by BDLS
Posted: Dec 3, 2011
The outpourings of an idle mind

GIFTS OF SNOWFLAKES

Novel by BDLS
Posted: Nov 14, 2011
GIFTS OF SNOWFLAKES. SYNOPSIS OF THE NOVEL A...
Tags:love, loss, death, life, war, loneliness, happiness, change, military, peace, family

Secret Desert

Essay by BDLS
Posted: Nov 11, 2011
Impressions of the great American deserts

BDLS

Absent Moon

Essay by BDLS
Posted: Nov 11, 2011
The sights, sounds, feel, impressions of the Grand...

BDLS

CHACO: NOTES ON LIGHT AND DARKNESS

Short Story by BDLS
Posted: Nov 10, 2011
A mysterious and magnificent canyon far out on a remote,...
Tags:environment, mystery, nature, desert, indians, southwest, chaco canyon, anasazi, pre-colombian, pueblo

BDLS

Ice cream, Remembered

Short Story by BDLS
Posted: Nov 6, 2011
My cousin and I live in a small village. It is a HOT day...

BDLS

BEASTS OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

Short Story by BDLS
Posted: Oct 13, 2011
Terrifying steam locomotives thundering by a small...

Mama's Lost Babies

Short Story by BDLS
Posted: Oct 11, 2011
My younger brother died at birth. My parents--especially...
Tags:love, death, childhood, mother, baby, grief, sadness, world war two, family, pet chicken

Writing Portfolio

In Praise of Seasons

Poem by BDLS
Posted: Dec 18, 2011
This is a reimagining and extension of a previous poem,...

The Fullness of Night

Poem by BDLS
Posted: Dec 9, 2011
Memories of mountain night

Lessons of War

Short Story by BDLS
Posted: Dec 6, 2011
I volunteer at a VA hospital. I am also an interviewer...

Flashes before Night

Short Story by BDLS
Posted: Dec 6, 2011
Death near our high school

A Special Christmas Wish

Poem by BDLS
Posted: Dec 3, 2011
The outpourings of an idle mind

The Corker at Yankee Station

Short Story by BDLS
Posted: Nov 14, 2011
A warrior/humorist in Vietnam.

GIFTS OF SNOWFLAKES

Novel by BDLS
Posted: Nov 14, 2011
GIFTS OF SNOWFLAKES. SYNOPSIS OF THE NOVEL A...

Secret Desert

Essay by BDLS
Posted: Nov 11, 2011
Impressions of the great American deserts

Absent Moon

Essay by BDLS
Posted: Nov 11, 2011
The sights, sounds, feel, impressions of the Grand...

CHACO: NOTES ON LIGHT AND DARKNESS

Short Story by BDLS
Posted: Nov 10, 2011
A mysterious and magnificent canyon far out on a remote,...

Ice cream, Remembered

Short Story by BDLS
Posted: Nov 6, 2011
My cousin and I live in a small village. It is a HOT day...

BEASTS OUTSIDE MY WINDOW

Short Story by BDLS
Posted: Oct 13, 2011
Terrifying steam locomotives thundering by a small...

Mama's Lost Babies

Short Story by BDLS
Posted: Oct 11, 2011
My younger brother died at birth. My parents--especially...



 

I grew up in Texas, Arkansas, and New Mexico, and served as a Navy officer on an aircraft carrier. My ship’s home port was at NAS Alameda (near San Francisco) and when deployed, we operated in the Gulf of Tonkin, conducting air strikes against North Vietnam (1965-67).  My work draws upon these experiences, among others.

As a retired university Professor Emeritus, I have numerous social science publications, including two books.

I recently completed three online courses in creative writing, and I have published about half a dozen nonfiction pieces. I am a member of SouthWest Writers; their critique service has given me encouraging feedback on some of my previous nonfiction work, as well as the suggestion to undertake a novel—something I had never before considered. Gifts of Snowflakes is the result. I have greatly enjoyed writing it.

This is my first work of fiction, and my first novel.

My wife Melinda and I have a small mixed terrier named Mikey. He is a true "lap dog" and--if left to his own devices--would spend the whole day in our laps.

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