Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Valley of the Shadow

“Now at the end of this valley was another, called the Valley of the Shadow of Death; and Christian must…go through it…now this valley is a very solitary place. …Thus he went on, and I heard him here sigh bitterly; … Continue reading

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Why Virginia?

I’m about 10 days away from attending the largest Civil War Re-enactment west of the Mississippi River…and yes, I’m excited. This will be the third year I’ve participated, but the first year that I get to take my own living history group … Continue reading

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Was It Right?

How do you answer those hard questions? I prefer to study a situation and make a decision for myself…because rarely is there an easy answer which everyone will agree on. In the past four weeks we’ve been discussing the Autumn … Continue reading

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Extended Deadline for Story Contest

I’ve decided to extend the story submission deadline for the Historical Snowmen Creative Writing Contest. The new deadline is SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2014! As a reminder, this contest is open to all ages. The challenge: write briefly about a historic … Continue reading

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Shenandoah Autumn News Report (1864)

Welcome to the morning news report on the Shenandoah Valley 1864. (No they didn’t have radio back then, but let’s play along just for the fun of it…) The Union army has successfully driven back the Confederates and now have … Continue reading

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Photos from Tom’s Farm Civil War Re-enactment 2014

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Last Saturday I spent a busy day at Tom’s Farm Civil War Re-enactment. From 10am to 6pm I asked research questions, talked with friends, made new acquaintances, and absorbed the military setting. This is where the daydreams for new stories … Continue reading

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