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Catharine’s story now available

Catharine, Now & Then – the 2nd novel about the Blanchards, is now available on Amazon.   https://www.amazon.com/Catharine-Now-Then-Jeff-Cochran/dp/1539513475/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1476624475&sr=1-1&keywords=catharine%2C+now+%26+then  

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New Poetry Book

Author:     I just published a book of my poetry through the years. Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692782796 Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M144HTE  

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Leaves

He didn’t think he’d ever really noticed the leaves in fall. A bright yellow maple leaf drifted onto the porch and settled near his foot. Slightly upturned, the burnt golden edges seemed fueled by the dark red veins flowing from … Continue reading

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Rain

Author: “Why do you do that?” my wife asks. “What?” “Pull the covers up around your neck like a cocoon?” I grew up in Northern Virginia with raindrops pounding on the roof, the steady soft staccato; the rhythm ebbing and … Continue reading

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memories

author:  The little dingy swelled and rocked as the gentle gulf waves lapped its sides.  Weathered wood contrasted with the soft green water surrounding its sides. Tied with a single, threadbare rope, it had nowhere to go. A long, worn-out … Continue reading

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New Book coming along

author:  Advance notice – the 2nd book in the trilogy is nearing completion. Catharine Butler, Asa’s sister from Caught in a Past Reflection, is the main character. The story follows her path from the 21st Century to the 18th Century. … Continue reading

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A Poem for Asa

Rebecca:  Thank you, Asa. I always adored the poems you wrote me.  Here is one for you: Gently kissing in the sky the leaves and branch entwine dancing to a distant song as to the breeze incline. Does not love … Continue reading

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A poem for Rebecca

Asa:  I wonder could you be more loved than in the sunlit Spring, with sunrise creeping up to you and sparking you to sing. When sunbeams wander through your hair and lighten its soft strands, leaving traces in your smile … Continue reading

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Silversmiths

Asa – When I worked in the Colonial Williamsburg Silversmith shop, we did most things by hand, just as they did back in the 18th century.  But there were some modern conveniences – we had coffee available all day, we … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Rebecca:     I was thinking about how important Independence Day is.  How vital to our future and great an event in our heritage.  But when we experienced it in the late 1790s, it was not the holiday and celebration we have … Continue reading

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