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The history of man – Dec.15 2018

I can’t help but worry about what I see happening in my country as far as free speech and tolerance goes. I hold many opinions about issues, but they are probably no more valid...

November 4 – The importance of gun ownwership

Nov.4 – Check out the story on FOX News about the unfortunate escapee named Bruce McLaughlin who kicked in the door of woman’s home at 3:00 am and grabbed a knife sharpening tool as...

The Cope Center – Laos

Laos – 2019 – We went to the COPE Center in Vientiane and learned about the dangers of unexploded bombs that America dropped along the along the Ho Chi Min Trail during the Vietnam...

Marksmanship – 2018

My siblings and I had many cousins. One of our aunts had ten acres in Huntington Beach across from the Good Shepard Cemetery. She rented the land out to a farmer. One day several...

My Father – Nov.14 – 2018

Nov.14 – My father had fourteen brothers and sisters. Seven boys and seven girls made up this raucous family. Times were never easy for them during the depression and the times that followed shortly...

My friend, Alex Lopez

November 14, 2018 – We stood in line on the hot asphalt in alphabetical order. It was September of 1967. It was the first day of tenth grade at a new high school. I...

My Neighbor – A short Story

We moved into a new house when I turned fifteen. It needed some work and the neighborhood was just good enough for my mother, but it was a step up from renting. The house...

Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia – Oct-Nov 2018

We are back from our adventure. Laos was wonderful and the people were great. We almost got killed on a wet, muddy mountain pass in the rain, but we survived to tell the tale....

Loas, Cambodia, Vietnam, and India – 2018

Oct. 1 – We are off to Indochina in a few days for three weeks. We have talked about This trip for years and the time has finally arrived. All of the trips that...

The secrets to becoming wealthy

Do you envy those with money and power? Why not become one instead? Very few people in America inherit wealth. Contrary from you might have heard, it is a very small percentage. Becoming wealthy...

Just in case – Organ donation

Do you have adult children and grandchildren that you love? Do they know what you want done with your remains after your death? Do everyone a favor and become an organ donor and let...

The world as it has always been.

This world is not a perfect place and life can be very challenging. Do you want to hear my sad story? Probably not, and I don’t blame you for that. There have always been...

News from the desk of R. C. Hand – September 25, 2018

In a week or so, The Adventures of the Smith Family, Grandpa Ernie’s Secrets, and Atlanta will be put up on Amazon after new editing. We have found an editor to make each of...

Fear

It’s alright to be afraid. Life is difficult and dangerous at best. Don’t let your fears stop your momentum. Use your fears of failure and poverty to make you all the more successful. There...

Karma

We all go through life dealing with or fighting our own karma, or so I believe, anyway. I was a hyper-active child and perhaps wore my mother down to a state of submission, very...

Italy and Granpa Ernie’s Secrets.

My wife was in the navy many years ago. She was lucky enough to be stationed in Italy years before I met here. She loved living there. We have returned twice and taken several...

North Korea – Comments regarding a possible peace treaty – 2018

My wife and I wanted to see most of the communist countries before they collapsed. History shows us that the system is corrupt and destroys people’s hopes, dreams, and lives. We have done that...

The world is a small place

What I am about to tell you is absolutely true. First let me start by telling you that my wife’s father was born in England. He and his family came to Canada when he...

The Adventures of the Smith Family

I enjoyed meeting and getting to know all of these characters in this book. Their lives were very similar to mine in the sense that all of us, siblings and parents, worked together in...

Granpa Ernie’s Secrets

This is an interesting spy story about a young college student named Bobby and his slightly secretive grand father. Bobby is a college student at George Town University where his grandfather taught some years...

Sailing Away

The second book of the Smith Family saga is now available on Amazon. It is the continuing story of Sam and his family’s struggle to gain a foothold in business and improve their circumstances....

The Mediterranean – Barcelona 2011

Sept.27 -We arrived in the city for our cruise and we are soon settled into our hotel. It is in the heart of the city and quite close to the old city. As I...

Grandfather Ernie’s Secrets – November 29, 2018

Grandfather Ernie’s Secrets is now a novel. The new version is twice as long and deals with the North Koreans, the Iranians and the Russians. It is completed and is now on Amazon. If...

Dreams of Costa Rica

This story is partially inspired by my uncle who left for Costa Rica at the same time as John, the main character in my book, Dreams of Costa Rica. I only met my uncle...

Sailing Away and Our trip to Africa

My wife and I recently went on a vacation to Africa. I was preparing to write Sailing Away, and needed to learn about Africa and her people. Our journey took us to Zimbabwe, Botswana,...

Sailing Away

UPDATE:  May 12 -The second book of the Smith Family saga, Sailing Away, is now complete! The book is AVAILABLE  NOW AMAZON. It is an interesting tale of 18th century sailing life and of...

On being a human being

There are some responsibilities that come with being perhaps one of the higher forms of life on this planet. One is to be polite and self aware. Talk to others on the internet like...

Mrs. Vee

    A woman with time on her hands tries to track down and exact revenge on the men who brutally murdered her husband. By R.C. Hand. Buy on Amazon