Nothing was ever normal in 17-year-old Rose's life. She swore things would be different this year, her senior year. No more alienation. No more bullying. No more living a life of a teenage outcast. Her hopes are soon dashed when things take a turn for the worse. What was supposed to be a normal day in math class becomes a nightmare filled with bloodshed. The electricity's out in the school. Cell phones won't work. And there's something that's tearing people to shreds, leaving minimum remains. Certain people are changing. Animals are evolving.
An anthology of poetry dealing with topics such as spirituality, nature, fear, joy, family, fun and romance. (Click on the name of the "bite" (poem) listed on the right to read. The first one "To be with you" is free.)
The struggles of life come in many shapes and sizes. Whether it’s ripping a page in a brand new textbook or the death of someone close to you, they all affect us. Looking back on life and the many struggles they had to face, a young teen tries to cope with a tragedy that impacted their family and changed their life. With this tragedy comes many opportunities that help shape their future and find an unlikely friend.
Teratognosea is the story of James, a man being questioned about the disappearance of Allison Bathery. James and Allison had spent a weekend alone together, but when Allison goes missing, it is James who becomes the primary suspect for her disappearance. The body of Allison has yet to be found, so there is reason to believe she might be alive. The only person James will talk with is the young psychologist Dr. Kind, a man who believes James might possess crucial information which could save Allison's life. As James tells the story of what happened during the weekend of Allison's disappearance, Dr. Kind discovers who James really is...and what really happened to Allison.
This true story is not your average Boy Scout adventure. It depicts the events of the unexpected Earthquake of 1959 and my Dad's Boy Scout Troop, who happened to be on their yearly campout just one mile from the epicenter. This dramatic story is sure to keep you on your toes and tickle every traveler's wanderlust. There are many things to see and experience at the actual site of Quake Lake, outside of West Yellowstone, Montana. Although the quake happened over 50 years ago, there are many landmarks left standing for people young and old to behold as they have a taste of not-so-well-known Montana history.
David loves riding his hover bike. Hannah desperatly wants to accompany him on one of his expiditions, but when he finally agrees to take her, David experiences something he would not have thought possible.
In the late 1800s the Euro-Americans were expanding West under the idea of Manifest Destiny. The notion of Manifest Destiny gave Euro-Americans the false assumption that as the superior race, Providence had blessed them with the territory and resources of North America and the indigenous peoples who were there mellinia before them be damned. After the Civil War, some of the Union soldiers were sent to the Great Plains to passisfy the Lakota Nation (Sioux) who were not easily passified. During the 1860s, Red Cloud's War made clear to the U.S. Cavalry that peace with the Lakota and other Great Plains tribes would be a less expensive alternative. Red Cloud's War was the decisive factor in proving to the U.S. Cavalry that they had no quarter with the Lakota Nation when it came to War. President Ulysses Grant sent his commissioners out over the next year to gather the various signatures of the prominent leaders of the Lakota Nation and Great Plains tribes to establish peace in what became known as the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty. Several famous prominent leaders such as Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse refused to sign the treaty, remembering how the U.S. had broken the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty and treaties established with other American Indians. Shortly after being signed and ratified, Lt Colonel George A. Custer discovered gold in the Black Hills. Outlined in the treaty, trespass passing onto Lakota territory, which included the Black Hills, was a violation. Nevertheless, the Grant and several high-ranking members of the U.S. cavalry immediately set about stealing the Black Hills. In the process, the 1868 Treaty of Ft. Laramie Treaty was ripped apart, stomped on, and set afire, violated in the most audacious of ways. Years later, the Lakota Nation took the U.S. Government to court until the members were finally able to establish the Supreme Court to establish that the Black Hills " was a taking" initiated on behalf of the United States government. The U.S. has awarded the Lakota Nation $350 million, the largest monetary amount ever awarded to an Indian Nation by the U.S. Court. Yet, the Lakota want no part of the deal and, currently, it rests in the Federal Treasury, accruing interest. Instead, all eight of the Lakota bands have insisted they want returned to them some of the federally owned land of the Black Hills, which the government retains thousands of acres, some financial recompense, and other items. This is not a tall order to ask and is quite do-able.