Living with LDS

Living with LDS

I’ve always been more impressed by what people do than by what they say. I believe that people’s actions reveal their true character. I only knew two Latter-Day Saints (LDS, often called Mormons) before living in Utah for two years while completing my doctorate...
Tracking Loggerheads

Tracking Loggerheads

The moon and stars lighted the sand as our four-wheeler crossed and re-crossed the beach. We’d been searching for loggerhead turtle tracks for a couple hours but had yet to be rewarded. Lynn and I’d stopped at the information center earlier that day after crossing...
Shoot the Damn Ball

Shoot the Damn Ball

I was known as a shooter during my senior year of basketball. When I had a slight opening, I drove to the basket. When I didn’t have an opening, I worked hard to create one. But it wasn’t always that way. I’ll never forget that night on the court when shooting the...
A Tribute to the Family Farmer

A Tribute to the Family Farmer

By Harold William Thorpe—author of The O’Shaughnessy Chronicles, a farm family’s epic four-book history. I learned life’s most important lessons from family farmers. The farmers I knew best were family members, but those I extol here could be any family-farmer. I...
Bang Your Doors Off the Wall

Bang Your Doors Off the Wall

I drew upon the golden days of radio when I ventured into the modern world of podcasting. >> Listen to my interview on The Author Show << I was addicted to radio serials as a youth. I raced home from school, banged the front door off the wall, and planted...
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When a sibling unexpectedly inherits his grandfather’s dairy farm, Will O’Shaughnessy turns to selling Fords in rural, pre-World War I southwestern Wisconsin.

A richly wistful epic tale of a bygone era....Readers will yearn for more. ~ Midwest Book Review

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