When a Horse is More Than a Horse

What history of the Old West would be complete without mention of horses?  As transport, farm hand or war engine, once humanity realized that this animal was too valuable to eat, the horse has played an integral part in mankind’s survival and the expansion of the civilized world. While their days of hard toil may…

Spooky Times

  My husband, Dan, is no stranger to creaky floors and unsettling apparitions that frequent remote areas after dark. Grimm’s Fairytales uses such settings as backdrops and metaphors for stern parental warnings against wandering off the beaten path. Dan’s parents, Shirley and Harvey West, Jr, probably didn’t use the other “G” word when the decision…

Santa’s Secret

So many things have changed since 1947 when little Natalie Wood learned first hand about the wonderful Christmas custom known as suspension of disbelief. Six decades later almost anything is believable, it’s a function of viral videos and who gets the most airtime.  For eleven months of the year we are bombarded with newscasts, documentaries and…