Memoirs & Biographies
I Traveled Through 8 States in 6 Days With my Sister
This article is about a trip my sister and I took a few years ago. We traveled through 8 states in 6 days, and we visited a good friend. We had a lot of great adventures.
A Picture Story of the Vacations in Our Country from Abroad
This piece is a picture story showing all the places we visited in our country during vacations from abroad. Want to know more? Look inside.
A Reminiscence Of My School Life
All my memories as a child is filled with the days I spent at school, the lessons I learnt from my teachers and the innumerable opportunities I had in discovering my self. In this article, I would like to give an insight of how I spent my life at school and why it is so special to me!
Remembering My Aunt Marie
Marie Antoinette Kuehn Hyland was one of my favorite paternal aunts. In this article, I first remember Marie's birth and early childhood in Door County, Wisconsin. After researching my aunt's life from 1923 to 1949, I personally recall her short marriage and remaining years as a widow until 2003.
12 Things I Learned About Family Life Before I Was a Teenager
This is a light-hearted look at some of life's important lessons and realisations that helped me to become the person I am today...or not!
Three Defining Childhood Moments That Helped to Shape Into Me Today
I am writing this piece in response to HP fellow writer, Samantha Harris’s Creative Nonfiction prompt#1 in her article, “100+ Creative Writing Prompts & Story Ideas.” Care to know what my three defining childhood moments are? Read on.
Spokane Thru Seattle, a Pensioner's Snowy Misadventures
Snow, ice, and shortsightedness got him into dire predicaments, and kind strangers helped him. Good Samaritans keep us humans going on the road of life.
THE GOLGAPPA DIARIES....the beginning
The doctor could see that she was going to give birth any moment. “Can you spread your thighs a bit wider.” The woman at once clamped her thighs shut. If she would hurry up a bit, he could still catch an episode of the, ‘The Bold and the Beautiful.’ “Want me to put my leg around your neck?"
Phantom the Wild Mustang
“He cannot be ridden...killed a fellow last year, snapped his neck in two....even three people sitting on his back can’t handle this beast nor calm him down...breaks down the gates and runs away almost every other day...he chooses victims and causes injuries....good riddance I should say”.
The Bear That Wasn't
How many of you have encountered people, phenomena, or wild animals that could not be seen or heard? Did you get closure to the incident, or is there still an unanswered void to what you heard or saw? In this particular article, which is a true incident, my mystery was solved.
The Witch of Skuna River Bottom and Quinney Powell Mathis
The following article is based on actual events involving a witch and my great-grandfather, Quinney Mathis
Grief and Why Can't I Get Over My Adult Son's Death
It seems impossible that I have joined the club that I never wanted to join, that of parents who have lost a child. Trying to come to terms with this loss has been an emotional rollercoaster. I am still trying to understand it and process it though I am not sure when I will come to terms with it.
My Grandmother Instilled in Me, the Love for Riding in My Heart
I suppose all of us fall in love but falling in love, over and over again with a madness that has no cure. I too suffer from this addiction and what started with a donkey then a water buffalo, graduated into a full fledged wild fire of the jungle with a horse.
Nine Things I Regret Doing When I Was Younger
In this article, I reflect with regret on nine wrong things I did when younger. They include drinking and smoking, taking advantage of my parents, not spending enough time with mom and dad, and not setting a good example for my children.
Learning With Zeal and Zest From Compelling Research Work
Do you love to research? Here is an account of my research work at the Master's level, full of excitement and zeal at one end and fear and panic at another end, myself making a huge breakthrough eventually. Read on.
My Wife's Ancestor Was a Powder Monkey in French Admiral De Grasse's Fleet That Helped Win the American Revolution
The story of Jeremiah Montgillion, born in France, served on a French sailing warship during the Battle of the Virginia Capes, taken prisoner by the English at the Battle of Les Saintes, sailed on a French privateer, and settled in Elkridge, Maryland.