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Just A Girl -
A Guy I am a boy , and I am still a teenager . And although I am young , I am really really into a girl a year younger th...
A J Jones A J Jones lives in west Tennessee with her husband, four-year-old son, three cats, and a dachshund. She finds ...
Nur Syafiqah A Jaaffar Well, I'm a 12 yr old but I really love writing. Pls comment my writing as I'm learning.
Little A I usually write songs and even poems about sadness and emotions
Aaron Aackerman -
Aamanrah I think that my love of writing came from my love of reading. I read fantasy, adventure and drama novels, horror...
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Robert Remington Abbot I have been working the great lakes for three decades now as a captain aboard a Great Lakes vessel...
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Wasi Mohammed Abdullah http://about.me/wasi0013
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Muhammad Awais Abid Awais Abid is a short stories,poems,novels and songs writer. He have written many short stories, poem
Abracadabra Aged 12, I love reading and writing. I enjoyed Little Women, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, The Shake...
Arissa Abraham I am a young writer who loves music and playing the guitar.
Susan Abraham Susan Abraham is a Malaysian writer and traveller. She worked for several years as a fashion journalist fo...
Johnny Abrahams Has ideas but lacks talent and skill to commit completely to writing his perfect novel.
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Jose R G Abue A new spanish english teacher, making is own material to work on class.
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Aerial A Ace Ace hi, I'm a ten year old nintendo freak. My motto is espeon pwns you
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Acquiesce Together we stand, divider we fall, to quote from Pink Floyd. I'm a 15 year old living in New Zealand. If you ...
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N R Adam I'm a 15 year old residing in India and have been particularly keen on writing stories from the age of nothing. ...
Anna Adamin - Raasveldt Global village background. Speaks many languages.
Mercedes Lauren Adams Young, amateur writer looking for feedback
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B Damilola Adejuwon -
Justine Adelmund a girl who loves to write
Olurotimi Adeola I am a male Nigerian. A movie script writer and a poet based in Nigeria - Africa.
Ryan Adgate -
Adhara Von Nuremberg I'm just yet another crazy writer who writes because I love to do it. I like people to write to me,...
Chanie Agishtein I'm seventeen years old, and an American.
Horacio Aguilar Dunno. I'm from Argentina, and I'm trying to find sb that finally tells me my work is a disaster. So than...
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Christian Aguolu YOUNG MAN AFRICAN AMERICAN. DOCTOR TRAINED ABROAD.
Naveed Ahmed I am naveed Ahmed I am from Pakistan.I have coempleted my garduation and now I am doing my own business.
Sabir Ahmed A-level student at sutton Coldfield College.
Zaheer Ahmed Hi Zaheer Ahmed here, am a software engineer at bangalore INDIA AM 27 YEAR OLD
Juned Ahsan -
Aidoann McCoy I really love to write, there's a whole lot inside of me that needs to come out. This is my first attempt ...
Airick Airick C -
Nadeem Akhtar A Pakistani teacher of English Literature with a flare of writing and a keen interest in modern fiction. Sp...
Jannah Akira -
Mahmoud Akoush -
Emuobosa Akpodono I believe in the power of expression which poetry affords every soul...it's a beautiful thing!
Akshay B Akshay B Iam akshay,am 15 year old and i love to write songs.My songs reflects my thoughts..,Music is my life.I ...
Emma Akuffo EMMA AKUFFO The daughter of a Ghanaian diplomat, Emma Akuffo was born in Russia in 1965. Her childhood years...
Hanan Al Kindi Hanan Al Kindi. 16 years old and lives in Oman (Middle East).
Mina Al-Shahed -
N M A Al-Sharekh N.AL-Sharekh is the author and this is her first published story for her.She likes writing stories this ...
Tunde Alabi-Hundeyin Ii -
Ursh Alam my name nick name ursh nd my real name khursheed alam my hometown is lucknow ,up ,india My no.+919554557912 if...
Philip Matthew Alarie -
Alayande Usman Alayandefeelma ALAYANDE USMAN
Joseph Albrecht I am a Senior Nutrition Student, poet, who is passionate about people and planet. Check out my book. "My ...
Matthew Mark Gill Alcohol Getting a second chance to live your life that you deserve!
Rachel Alden My name is Rachel. I am sixteen years old. I have been writing poetry since I was ten. I have never been pub...
Josh Alderman its about a person's life that is really crappy. they just can't wait until their funeral, where they will
David Aldridge
Alex Empire
Malik Alexander -
Reed Alexander -
Ekaterina Alexandrova I like to write when I can, usually late at night or very early in the morning, alone in silence. ...
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Alexei Chamakov I like clouds and sunshine, but I don't go out much.
Lily Alexis a song about a friend that broke a promise
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James T Algo -
Reem Mishal Algryib This song is about promises that been bucked and that u r safe with or without promises told
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Joseph A Alizio Jr I WRITE ALL DAY LONG WHAT YOUR MOMMA KNOW HOE. I CREATE ART ALL DAY LONG TOO TRIGGA. WHAT YOUR CRAZY A
Dennis Allen Not an upcoming song writer that's for sure.
Elizabeth Jessica Allen My existance is based around love. And i'm hoping that one day, I will be discovered, like a shoo...
Eric Allen I am an ambitious 14-year old writer from Connecticut. My interests include basketball, skiing, playing video...
Gregory Allen All stories originate within my own mind. Do not do stories about other stories, movies, or books. Any moro...
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Seth Allen I write for fun. This website offers me an opportunity to expose my writing to a broader audience.
Tyurina E Allen I am a 17 year old writer who writes, essays, prose, poetry among other criteria. I also study philosophy...
Charles And Natasha Allison Charles and Natasha are new writers and they want to continue to write children's stories.
Sylvia F Allison From Burlington, North Carolina, am a mother of three sons, grandmother of six beautiful grandchildren...
Ally Love to write.
Walid Almiqdadi A Comic Illustrator,a Writer and a Music Collector
Almoniko -
Shelley Alongi
James J Alonzo Disabledveteran Viet Nam
Shenielle Aloysis I am currently a full-time freelance writer and have been writing for about almost two years.
Becca F Alpha I'm just a person who has a passion for songwriting.
Pedro Alsama Portuguese writer.
Jonathan H Alston (Last Name) Young Prophet (Pseudonym) -
Alexandra Altamirano -
Rachela Altrogge Hey! My name is Rachel. Most people call me Spyder. I love to write and have been writing anything an...
F Luis Alvarez I'm an avid fantasy reader, as well as gamer. I enjoy Dungeons and Dragons in addition to many other fanta...
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Amaranth Knight I am 15 years old and have a passion for writing like I breathe air! I would love to hear peoples honest ...
Beroze Neville Amaria A freelance poetess/writer/designer/editor who has a zest for writing thought provoking, humourous ...
Ngoe Amate It's talking about a young girl who was possesed with an evil marine spirit that almot took her life
Rekha Ambardar I have published short mystery, mainstream and romantic stories in print and electronic magazines.
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Linoa Ameagari Poet. Future short story author, scriptwriter, and journalist.
Alexander Amelkin Yuppie Blues - a new english version (c) Alexander Amelkin Clip: http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=biHKuJ6m...
Matthew Mark Gill America Http://MatthewMark46410.tripod.com Things get tough the strong will survive!
Garry Michael Ames -
Amethystgreen I like to write a lot about a lot of different things. I started when I was 10 and hopefully got better! I'...
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Ami I am a seventeen year old high school senior, and a lifeguard.
Amjade amjade is 20 years old. Her hobbies include hiking, windsurfing and converting straight girls to the joys of lesbi...
Gemma Amor I am a fledgling freelance feature writer/photographer with a penchant for alliteration and little sleep! But ...
Heather Amos -
John Amos Okay, fine. I'm a twenty two year old student from just south of San Francisco. I enjoy a lot of things that ...
D Amphlett I write out of boredom or requirements for Music A-Level. Either way...
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Siddharth Anand -
Anastasius I'm 15... and I enjoy music with a passion. I write a lot of poetry, and I try to paint. I live in Washington....
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Karsten E Andersen Andersen -
Amy Anderson My names Amy Anderson, I'm 15 and live in Australia. I couldn't live without music.. i love it so much!! I p...
Charmaine Anderson Charmaine's Lyrics for Sale
Dane Anderson -
Josh Anderson I am a 16 year old guy from Australia, i love to write, draw, paint etc. I program computer software and ga...
Adrienne Anderson (Queen Alafia) Ms. Anderson has been writing for over 10 years, and has been published in academic jour...
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Andrea Andrea -
Andrew Parker -
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Andy Andyij I am just an ordinary man
Justin A Anfuso hi, my name is justin anfuso. I am 14 and I started writing after doing a end of the year project for my...
Abbie Angel -
Angel Babes Three girls
D Angel Returning freshman at community college.
Angel Flare Poet, author, and songwriter. Has difficulty finishing her works.
Matthew Mark Gill Angel http://MatthewMark46410.tripod.com Become all you wanna be ever!
Angel Of Hope -
Oksana Angel www.OksanaAngel.com
Tay Angela A freelance Movie Reviewer with moviexclusive.com, have done DVD reviews for FIRST Magazine and short story pu...
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Ruth Angelo -
Amanda Angelone Um, do I have to descibe myself? Im a Texan. I love animals. Im a vegetarian. Im simple.
Angelus Rip Short fat English Bloke, who swings from Depressed to Ecstatic in the blink of an eye - Still I do work in Th...
Jahri Ann I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Jamaica for 12 years. Then I lived in New York City for 3 year...
Stephanie A C Ann -
Anna McGrail -
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Carrie Anne 36 year old mommie of three teenage daughters..married 15 years...stay at home mom~
Anne-Marie Manuela Pop I am a computer engineer, who enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures. I also have a var...
Ashley N Anonomous Hi. My name's Ashley. I'm 14, and I love to sing and write songs. My favorite type of music is rock, b...
Anonymous Anonymous -
Nad Anonymous Dark Anonymous Dark (NAD) was born June 1, 1993. He is probably living in a small hut on the top of a tall,...
Anonymous I'm just somebody who writes insanely bad song lyrics.
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Shozaif Ansari -
Dennis En Nina Ansink Hoi
Eloise H Anson I turn 16 this July, and at the moment, I'm taking my GCSE's.
Aardvark Anteater I'm a fun loving author who often sits down and just starts typing. Sometimes I'll come out with someth...
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Anthony Maulucci Anthony Maulucci Writing As Charles Dickinson -
Michelle Anthony A meshing of souls.
Kristen Antia My name is Kristen Antia, and I am 13 years old. I live in Colombia, South America, and I am in the eight g...
Antigonaki -
Annie A Antonym I am a songwriter who writes pop music.
Juan Apagado -
Lenajot Apihaefayo lenajot
Candace Apple Freelance writer at work on her first novel.
Emma The Apprenticeserialkiller Yay! Smile!
M Hansen April I HAVE BEEN WRITING SHORT STORIES AND POETRY SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL. MY TAECHERS AND ADMIRERS HAVE SHO...
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Yugi Arashiro Am Asian and funny and 14 years old, I have love art in all form ever since i was a kid. My goal is to Beco...
Arcanum A lil' somethin I cooked up...
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Dee Arguera I'm 15 and have been writing for four years. I usually begin but don't end stories, except an exceptionally f...
Arizona -
Timothy Armhead Ladder Im a new author but i believe i have a unique style of story telling and wordly insight into the m...
Angelique Armstrong I'm a new writer starting a career in fiction writing.
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William Armstrong I sing Metal but the CD is called Hope for the Unloved
Marvin V Arnett Marvin V. Arnett is a retired Federal Manager born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She has witnessed the...
Jack Arnold 29 year old guy.
Kay Arnold -
Vishal Arora Vishal arora ........17 year old fiction lover......i write stories for fun and have been writing sci-fi whi...
Vishal Arora HI ITS VISHAL ARORA..........17 YEARS OLD FICTION CRAZY AND A CASUAL WRITER.......I WRITE STORIES FOR MY FUN...
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Alyssa M Arteaga I'm Alyssa! I'm a pretty happy person. I'm a junior about to be a senior next school year. I love the Be...
Alyssa Arteaga Name-Alyssa Arteaga Age-12 I love to write, play video games and listen to music. My two favorite bands ar...
Arthuro Arthur Rooke from Holland.
Abel Articulate Just a guy. You know.
Sharada Arun My name is Sharada Arun. I am a software engineer by profession. This is my first work. I am planning to con...
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Donald Asambu I love creative works and writing is my passion.
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D A Ash hey!
Da Ash arsehole
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Hanna Rose Ashton-Lawson A girly-girl with an eccentric family and a will to wear earmuffs and get away with it. My stori...
Ashwini Ahuja Ashwini Ahuja was born in Fazilka- a tiny city of Punjab in India. He spent several years of his life acqu...
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Christina Aspears 16 year old aspiring author from Indiana who has an unfortunate name. Please read, you won't be disappo
Geetika Aswal I am a keen reader and walways wanted to write.Now finally came up with a short story.
Iniquity Asylum Welcome to hell, all those who have entered my own personal paradise, filled with suffering and damned so...
Daniel Atkinson Adding another song by popular demand!
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Atta A story about a young poor british non-aristocratic falling in love with a young wealthy black african princess
J V Attard I work in IT and I have lived in Luxembourg for more than 10 years. I love to read horror and sci-fi, but I al...
Laura Ashlene Attwood I'm a twenty seven year old woman, working as a freelance journalist, but presently unemployed. My...
Steph Au I am just your typical college student, who is interested in writing stories. I get my ideas either from inspira...
Aubrey Ashe Morrison Bonjour, my name is Aubrey Ashe and I'm an up and coming International Business major. I've written ...
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Cathrin Author im cathron author im 12 and i stay in india
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AUTHOR
Shelley Alongi

S J Alongi

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Thank you for dropping by to read my work. I have been publishing work here for fourteen years. Enjoy a variety of works here: essays, stories, songs, poetry and an occasional book review. You can also read a sample chapter from my first published novel Trespasser. I published my second novel Brave Pilot in 2016. I'm working on my third novel Forgiving Sky to be released in 2018.

I write about the things that inspire me: trains, history, cats, and Christ. You never know what you might find here. So, kick off your shoes, grab your favorite beverage and maybe a cat and enjoy the read.
[September 2017]
AUTHOR'S E-MAIL ADDRESS
queenofbells@outlook.com
AUTHOR'S TITLES PUBLISHED WITH STORYMANIA (289)
A Fortuitous Meeting (Short Stories) Aviation Series story 1. An emergency landing brings a pilot and a teacher together in a meeting that has the potential of changing both their lives, forever. This story received Honorable Mehntion in "Slate and Style", a publication of the Writers Division of the National Federation of the Blind.... [16,996 words] [Romance] [May 2017] (HITS 390, REVS. 2)
A Mother's Lullaby (Songs) A very short life story of my mother with a refrain to remember when we think of her. [187 words] [Spiritual] [May 2003] (HITS 2519, REVS. 2)
A Not So Ordinary Day (Short Stories) Aviation story 15. A glimpse into the sometimes frazzled existance of a general aviation airport. General aviation should always be blessed with non eventful days. but sometimes, life just happens! [2,064 words] [Romance] [November 2003] (HITS 269, REVS. 0)
A Passionate Recipe For Communication (Non-Fiction) Read a story about how one deaf man and one blind woman got together with friends, prepared lunch, and thought out of the box using alternate forms of communication and enjoyed a pleasant afternoon. there is a twist to this little story, so read to find what it is. [1,847 words] [Relationships] [April 2004] (HITS 263, REVS. 0)
Accident (Short Stories) Aviation Series Story 1A, Flashback. We step back in time to the day of Andrew's accident and the beginning of his fascination with the teacher who helps him. I would like to thank Dale the pilot who made sure I knew what I was talking about by helping me properly identify the mechanism in the pla... [2,756 words] [Romance] [January 2003] (HITS 281, REVS. 0)
Afternoon Nap: A Brett Mccarley Locomotive Engineer Story (Short Stories) Prenuptial wonderings. [2,263 words] [Romance] [May 2010] (HITS 168, REVS. 0)
All I Wanted (Songs) A song about the possible thoughts of Timothy McVeigh one of America's most notorious terrorists. The lyrics do not infer endorsement of the crime. [276 words] [July 2001] (HITS 2358, REVS. 0)
An Aviation Accident Arouses An Advocate (Non-Fiction) On Saturday September 25, 2004, a plane went down while taking off from our local municipal airport. Read about my day and how this event so fresh in my mind has turned me into more than just a passionate admirer of flight, but has launched me on the journey of general aviation's latest devoted adv... [2,007 words] [Motivational] [September 2004] (HITS 292, REVS. 0)
Angel Encounters 1: The Tree (Short Stories) On a rainy day a man shows up and helps her with a tree. Who is this mysterious guest? [4,023 words] [Spiritual] [October 2017] (HITS 36, REVS. 0)
Angel Hand (Poetry) Christ's agony in Gethsemane. This also goes along with the story Angel Hug. [317 words] [Spiritual] [August 2017] (HITS 100, REVS. 0)
Angel Hug (Short Stories) Walk through Jesus' agony in Gethsemane. Notes Using a verse in John 14:27:30 where among other things Jesus says he won’t talk much with his disciples from the point where he finishes his discourses at the final Passover meal in Jerusalem, the story uses as little dialog as possible from the time ... [3,278 words] [Spiritual] [September 2017] (HITS 87, REVS. 0)
Anything For You (Songs) I promise I did not steel this title from the movie "oliver" it was one of those moments when a phrase, out of inspiration, pure adoration, or simple gushing just comes out! So enjoy this sentimental song about idealistic love. Everyoen needs a bit of idealism in their lives; here's my contribution... [134 words] [Relationships] [August 2004] (HITS 1885, REVS. 0)
Behold The Lamb Of God: Images From Handel's Messiah (Essays) Walk through my journey of rediscovering my first love, Jesus Christ, through this simple and stunning work. [2,621 words] [Spiritual] [August 2017] (HITS 48, REVS. 0)
Birthday Wishes: A Brett Mccarley Locomotive Engineer Story (Short Stories) Getting ready for a big day. [2,016 words] [Romance] [April 2010] (HITS 200, REVS. 0)
Call This Hearth Home (Songs) A peaceful respite from the pain of a scarred heart. [187 words] [Relationships] [April 2004] (HITS 1753, REVS. 0)
Calling (Short Stories) Aviation story 16. Romance, roses, and a cool summer morning all give us a glimpse into how Anne and Andrew feel about him returning to the sky. [1,580 words] [Romance] [November 2003] (HITS 250, REVS. 0)
Carol: A Brett Mccarley Locomotive Engineer Story (Short Stories) Flash back. A distressed engineer, train traffic and domestic worries. [2,046 words] [Relationships] [December 2010] (HITS 146, REVS. 0)
Chatsworth Journal: Observations About The Metrolink111 Crash On September 12 2008 (Essays) I'm obsessed with the Chatsworth train wreck. I have to express my opinion about breaking company policy. [1,785 words] [Relationships] [April 2009] (HITS 173, REVS. 0)
Cold: A Brett Mccarley Locomotive Engineer Story (Short Stories) Snap shot of Brett's morning. [1,820 words] [Relationships] [November 2010] (HITS 194, REVS. 0)
Coming Home: Flight Three (Non-Fiction) This is the third instalment of Shelley's adventures in flight! Improving communications and familiarity lead to new and even better experiences in flight number three. [2,354 words] [Adventure] [November 2003] (HITS 258, REVS. 2)
Confidence (Short Stories) Aviation Story 12. Andrew helps a passenger become more comfortable with flight. We get to see him at work. [1,712 words] [Romance] [October 2003] (HITS 242, REVS. 0)
Connecting With A Train Engineer: My Personal Memories Of Amtrak's Coast Starlight (Essays) Four trips on the Coast Starlight train serve as a backdrop for my latest feelings about the Metrolink 111 train wreck out of Chatsworth. Some humor, some questions, some melancholy, and some nostalgia. [3,862 words] [Relationships] [December 2008] (HITS 233, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glen: Engineer Gold (Essays) There's gold in that there engineer and I didn't have to dig for it. Oh the conversation! Signals, Chatsworth, and computers. This man really is the best. [3,419 words] [Relationships] [February 2010] (HITS 185, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glen: Engineer Of My Dreams (Essays) It has been six months since I've talked to him, and it is, after all my struggles and missing him, worth the wait. Sweet engineer. Engineer of my dreams. [2,596 words] [Relationships] [August 2010] (HITS 164, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glen Sweet Engineer Dreams And Metrolink Nightmares (Essays) A dream come true; life, money, marriage, and something about trains. b [5,852 words] [Relationships] [October 2011] (HITS 183, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: A Good Day Up Here (Essays) Fatalities and Mickey Mouse. And a man admitting his flaws. What a gold mine! He's had a good day and he's still my lucky engineer. [3,566 words] [Relationships] [July 2011] (HITS 189, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: Engineer Responsibility (Essays) He says deal with it. Engineers have to be responsible. he wants me to be the same way. [3,336 words] [Relationships] [August 2010] (HITS 172, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: Engineer Valentine (Essays) A railroad rock. But, not the rock train. In 2009, I said he was my Christmas present. Informationa nd amusement. and just plain...Engineer valentine? I'll take that. [4,476 words] [Relationships] [March 2014] (HITS 112, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: Engineers And Angels (Essays) The best of both worlds, I guess. Bodily comfort, moving, anoying railroads and Angels. It doesn't get much better than this. [2,478 words] [Relationships] [July 2014] (HITS 96, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: Friendly Engineer (Essays) Almost perfect. No birds. no blue tooth. He's always worth the wait. Always. [2,554 words] [Relationships] [May 2012] (HITS 171, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: Number One Rail Nut Friend (Essays) It's all I ever wanted. [5,921 words] [Relationships] [October 2013] (HITS 180, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: Relaxed Engineer (Non-Fiction) Or, maybe it's me who's relaxed? Train talk. Sweet. [2,841 words] [Relationships] [March 2013] (HITS 163, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: So Much In Between (Essays) It wasn't till two weeks after I returned from Austin, Texas where I had gone for a reason completely unrelated to railroading and met a former railroad engineer that I had the courage to sit down and write this final conversation with Glenn. From the first words "she likes trains" to the last "merr... [2,945 words] [Relationships] [October 2015] (HITS 60, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: Something About Trains (Essays) Yes, my Number One Engineer I'm moving to Texas. But, someday I'm moving to MOntana and I'm taking you with me. [1,966 words] [Relationships] [October 2014] (HITS 118, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: Southern Pacific Whatever (Essays) Glenn is a great story teller. I hope I can write them as well as he tells them. This is my friend. [3,583 words] [Relationships] [October 2013] (HITS 111, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: Sweet Engineer Confusion (Essays) Short, sweet, confusing, lovely, always worth the wait. Numbers. Sweet engineer numbers. [2,343 words] [Relationships] [May 2011] (HITS 182, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: Sweet, Lucky Engineer (Essays) Train 221's fatality. I am the happiest love sick, star struck middle-aged adolescent railfan in the world. And he's the sweet, lucky engineer. [3,301 words] [Relationships] [January 2011] (HITS 182, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: Sweet Train Engineer (Essays) Signals, Chatsworth, hanging in there, and the mad dash on a rainy night to Lancaster. I'm the happiest middle-aged adolescent railfan, ever. [3,058 words] [Relationships] [December 2010] (HITS 156, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: The Bestest Engineer (Essays) Pick your railroad any one. Any mistakes are purely mine. He had time for me. [3,856 words] [Relationships] [December 2013] (HITS 96, REVS. 0)
Conversations With Glenn: The Bravest Engineer Of Them All (Essays) Kitties and keys. And, oh, what a relief! [2,544 words] [Relationships] [August 2012] (HITS 178, REVS. 0)
Course Correction (Short Stories) Aviation Series story 3. Can one night change Andrew and Anne's relationship from friendship to something deeper? The teacher faced with the prospect of uninteresting company, tells the pilot exactly what she's thinking. [3,369 words] [Romance] [January 2003] (HITS 265, REVS. 1)
Daughter: A Brett Mccarley Locomotive Engineer Story (Short Stories) A wedding cake, a ring, and a daughter. [1,885 words] [Relationships] [December 2011] (HITS 128, REVS. 0)
Early Political Conflict In America: Jefferson, Hamilton, And The Washington Administration From 1791 To 1798 (Essays) Jefferson and Hamilton represent two opposing factions in early United States politics. This short essay examines the major issues which plagued the Washington administrations during and beyond their service to it. I have used "Alexander hamilton" by Richard Brookhiser and "Founding Brothers" by Jo... [1,526 words] [History] [May 2003] (HITS 360, REVS. 0)
Fatal Flight (Short Stories) Aviation Series story 9. Reacting to Eric's death, Andrew, Eric's first flight instructor, and professional colleague finds that comfort comes from surprising quarters. [3,852 words] [Romance] [January 2003] (HITS 279, REVS. 0)
Flight Number 4: The Human Quality (Non-Fiction) January 13, 2004, the date for Shelley's flight number 4. This flight will have pictures as well as a logbook entry and my memory to prove it happened. Glimpse the personalities and the moments that made it memorable. [2,663 words] [January 2004] (HITS 248, REVS. 1)
Flight Number Five: Cuddling And Turning Cessna Style (Non-Fiction) Flight number five in Shelley's adventures in flight offers new perspective on why I have absolutely fallen in love with this vulnerable existence. Find out what happened in this latest flight and stay tuned for more! [2,028 words] [Adventure] [May 2004] (HITS 260, REVS. 0)
Follow (Poetry) Inspired by Christ's cross. [120 words] [Spiritual] [August 2017] (HITS 73, REVS. 0)
For Love Of Lessons (Short Stories) Aviation Story 13. Anne and Andrew Crance have lived in this house for about fifteen years at this point, time for some of their neighbors children to get a bit older. A young girl, Anna, cares for her sisters and admires Andrew's piloting skills. Here they meet and Andrew introduces her to flight.... [2,295 words] [Romance] [November 2003] (HITS 251, REVS. 0)
Gethsemane's Angel (Short Stories) The time just before Angel Hug. Dialog between angels the night before Messiah's crucifixion as the angel awaits the call to Gethsemane. [1,016 words] [Spiritual] [August 2017] (HITS 84, REVS. 0)
Glass (Short Stories) About the thoughts and reactions of a little girl viewing a riot taking place in a street in Germany during Kristalnacht, one of the actions taken by the Nazis against Jewish citizens. [1,021 words] [July 2000] (HITS 3989, REVS. 2)
Goodbye, Good Night: Thoughts From A Dying Journalist (Short Stories) Vignettes. [6,354 words] [Relationships] [July 2009] (HITS 147, REVS. 0)
Grounded (Short Stories) Aviation Series story 10. Seven years into their marriage, life presents the Crance's with a few welcome and unwelcome surprises. [2,957 words] [Romance] [January 2003] (HITS 250, REVS. 0)
Hey Little Dreamer (Songs) This song shows that even in life's darkest moments there's always hope. I based it on Thomas Jefferson's loss of his wife but it's true no matter who you are. It's about the indomitable human spirit. [138 words] [Spiritual] [May 2003] (HITS 1933, REVS. 1)
Hill Number 18 (Short Stories) A major recalls taking his platoon out of a mine field in Vietnam. [1,225 words] [History] [August 2002] (HITS 3090, REVS. 1)
House: A Brett Mccarley Locomotive Engineer Story (Short Stories) Laurie meets Brett's house. [2,842 words] [Relationships] [January 2012] (HITS 221, REVS. 0)
Hypothetical Dialogs With Christ (Plays) I could never make up the truth. This is a work of fiction with some theology mostly conversational. [2,420 words] [Spiritual] [August 2017] (HITS 43, REVS. 0)
Instrument Meteorological Conditions (Short Stories) Aviation Series story 6. Built on friendship and common interest, Andrew and Anne's relationship builds to its next milestone. [2,464 words] [Romance] [January 2003] (HITS 258, REVS. 0)
I've Only Got One Question For You (Songs) Daring to ask "the question" and not really knowing the answer...but hoping! A lyrical melody almost celtic and very peaceful. Gentle rocking motion in the chord structure which is minor. [190 words] [Relationships] [March 2004] (HITS 1943, REVS. 2)
Kissed By The Wind (Short Stories) Aviation Series story 2. Andrew, involved in his piloting work, and Anne, living her life as a teacher, continue the relationship begun after Andrew brings his plane down for an emergency landing across the street from her house. [2,664 words] [Romance] [October 2004] (HITS 268, REVS. 4)
Kitty Kisses: Adventures With Pearl The Cat's Meow (Non-Fiction) Confident little Pearl knows she has nothing to worry about even after getting tossed out of the bedroom. [939 words] [Animal] [October 2008] (HITS 3275, REVS. 0)
Kitty Kisses: Affection With Stipulations (Essays) Signing a contract with a cat can be a pleasant affair. [664 words] [Animal] [May 2008] (HITS 1457, REVS. 0)
Kitty Kisses: Cat Wisdom (Essays) After three years of cohabitating with cats, what have I learned? Read this entertaining look at life with my firry room mates. [1,383 words] [Animal] [August 2007] (HITS 2303, REVS. 0)
Kitty Kisses: Don't Fence Me In (Non-Fiction) Flee meds, the closet, and the nineteenth century frontier. [1,089 words] [Animal] [August 2005] (HITS 2146, REVS. 1)
Kitty Kisses Entry One (Non-Fiction) Shelley's life with her two cats. [957 words] [Animal] [July 2005] (HITS 4022, REVS. 3)
Kitty Kisses Entry Two (Non-Fiction) Formula One cat feeding. [658 words] [Animal] [July 2005] (HITS 40818, REVS. 2)
Kitty Kisses: Licking The Hand That Feeds You (Non-Fiction) Here's to many more lickings. [1,019 words] [Animal] [July 2005] (HITS 1706, REVS. 0)
Kitty Kisses: Our Little Brandy (Non-Fiction) Tales of a little kitten. [1,366 words] [Animal] [January 2006] (HITS 2108, REVS. 2)
Kitty Kisses: Peter Jennings And Cat Company (Non-Fiction) Amusing tales of cats just when you need them. [789 words] [Animal] [August 2005] (HITS 1771, REVS. 0)
Kitty Kisses: The Brandy Police (Non-Fiction) Even if I bring home the bacon, Brandy insists on running the house her way or no way. [1,254 words] [Animal] [September 2008] (HITS 2577, REVS. 0)
Kitty Kisses: The Feline Moving Day Blues (Essays) Moving with two cats. [1,239 words] [Animal] [September 2008] (HITS 1340, REVS. 0)
Kitty Kisses: Water Everywhere (Non-Fiction) Brandy and the water fountain. [909 words] [Animal] [September 2007] (HITS 1678, REVS. 0)
Kitty Kisses: Whose Bed Is It Anyway (Non-Fiction) The family bed cat style. [750 words] [Animal] [September 2005] (HITS 1907, REVS. 0)
Kitty Kisses:We Can't Be Bothered (Non-Fiction) Cats as inexpensive and affective therapy. [1,203 words] [Animal] [September 2007] (HITS 1606, REVS. 0)
Kitty Kissses: The Silent Treatment (Non-Fiction) Brandy tells me just what she thinks of going to the vet. [1,231 words] [Animal] [February 2006] (HITS 1576, REVS. 0)
Landing Part Five (Short Stories) Jeff's dream. [1,033 words] [Romance] [January 2004] (HITS 1766, REVS. 0)
Landing Part Four (Short Stories) Melanie is afraid. [1,480 words] [Romance] [January 2004] (HITS 1869, REVS. 0)
Landing Part One (Short Stories) Anaviation story. A pilot is caught between a rock and a hard place, literally, leading to a painful decision. I'm putting this up here in parts so you can read one section at a time. We meet Melanie, Laura, and Jeff in this romantic/adventure story. [1,637 words] [Romance] [January 2004] (HITS 217, REVS. 0)
Landing Part Three (Short Stories) Origins of the accident. Pleasant flight. [1,176 words] [Romance] [January 2004] (HITS 1740, REVS. 0)
Landing Part Two (Short Stories) Aviation story. Relationship conflict. Melanie talks to Laura about Jeff. [1,765 words] [Romance] [January 2004] (HITS 245, REVS. 0)
Last Day (Short Stories) Aviation Story 18. Anne and Andrew, a sinus headache, troublesome passengers, a frantic boss, and the last day of school! One of these sentimental stories at which I seem to excell and from which I'm drawing lots of ideas for others! There are areas of conflict here but I'm leaving that for other w... [2,335 words] [Romance] [January 2004] (HITS 263, REVS. 0)
Last Hours (Short Stories) A general contemplates his decision before formally declaring war. [1,467 words] [History] [August 2002] (HITS 3940, REVS. 1)
License (Short Stories) Aviation Story 14. Will Andrew ever get to hear the news that his niece has gotten her private pilot's license? A party, a flight, and a worried girl supply us with the answer in this continuing saga of a pilot. [2,947 words] [Romance] [November 2003] (HITS 352, REVS. 0)
Licorice Tea (Short Stories) This is a story I havent' worked into my novel yet; it's how Rachel makes a decision to fall in love with Jason, the flight instructor. Read chapter 6 of "Second Marriage" for all the other details and then enjoy! [3,590 words] [Romance] [February 2004] (HITS 236, REVS. 0)
Little Things (Short Stories) Aviation Story 7A. Anne and Andrew's first year of marriage is a good one. Humor, ritual, and love make returning home from flights a pleasant experience. [1,672 words] [Romance] [October 2003] (HITS 244, REVS. 2)
Losing Mrs. Jefferson (Short Stories) In 1782, Thomas Jefferson was summoned by Congress to serve in france as the new United States ambassador. this came on the heels of his wife's death, and so I've taken artistic liberty with an event we know little about and constructed this story. It is a small glimpse into a moment experienced b... [2,277 words] [History] [December 2003] (HITS 286, REVS. 2)
Managing (Short Stories) Twenty years after marriage, and despite life, Anne and Andrew still manage to hold everything together. [2,329 words] [Romance] [January 2004] (HITS 227, REVS. 0)
Memorial To A Train Engineer (Essays) Personal reflection on the crash of Metrolink 111. [963 words] [Spiritual] [September 2008] (HITS 1431, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: A Crush On The Engineer (Essays) Why don't I just admit that I have a mad crush on someone I never met, and I'm not talking about Rob Sanchez. Philosophy, memorial plaques, food, and great stories, and the engineer. [2,595 words] [Relationships] [September 2009] (HITS 184, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Alfa Cat Engineer (Essays) Another week ends at the fullerton station for Shelley and her engineers. Well, they'll be there but I'm finished. But oh what a rewarding week! Promises, sweet promises. [3,359 words] [Relationships] [November 2009] (HITS 138, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: All My Engineers (Essays) What a journey I've had over the last year since the chatsworth accident. I keep talking about meeting engineers so if you've been following the story you might want to read this one. Read about tears and the engineer, a much too cheerful engineer, and holding up the train. [2,519 words] [Relationships] [September 2009] (HITS 155, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: All The Engineer You Need (Essays) A heckler, intrigued engineers, and just how do you pronounce chatsworth? [2,122 words] [Relationships] [October 2009] (HITS 155, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Asking The Freight Engineer (Essays) Making life happen, conversations, a pleasant August evening at the fullerton train station, and rob Sanchez, always. [2,756 words] [Relationships] [August 2009] (HITS 173, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Assist At Chatsworth (Essays) I meet the fans that knew Rob Sanchez and get ideas for the memorial plaque. It is a trip I've needed to take since the Metrolink111 accident on September 12, 2008. [2,561 words] [Relationships] [July 2009] (HITS 163, REVS. 0)
Metrolink 111: Being Unforgettable (Essays) Yet another trip to the Fullerton station provides more relief and allows me to express the personal lessons I've learned since the Metrolink 111 crash on September 12, 2008. Lessons on how to be unforgettable. [1,475 words] [Relationships] [October 2008] (HITS 7238, REVS. 0)
Metrolink 111: Being With Trains (Essays) A second trip to the Fullerton train station allows me to get started on an idea I have for remembering the engineer in the metrolink 111 crash and allows me to be with trains, a source of comfort. [3,040 words] [Relationships] [October 2008] (HITS 177, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Blame The Engineer (Essays) So people want to drag Rob Sanchez's name through the mud after the Chatsworth accident? Okay, fine, blame him for this one, then; for my introduction to the commedy and spectacle and colorful characters at the Fullerton train station. It's not as colorful as some but certainly it has its moments. [2,215 words] [Relationships] [April 2009] (HITS 166, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Brown Eyes, Technology And Railroad Tracks (Essays) Another milestone in my journey through the metrolink 111 crash and the discovery of the Fullerton train station. Notes on technology, eye color and train watchers. [2,744 words] [Spiritual] [November 2008] (HITS 188, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Chatsworth Stories (Essays) Today I make thirty seconds of contact with a locomotive engineer who knew Rob Sanchez. I'm standing looking up at him on the chatsworth platform, hardly able to believe I've come this far. Stories, coffee, and waiting. Now what? [3,903 words] [Relationships] [September 2009] (HITS 183, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Defending The Engineer (Essays) Two trips to the Fullerton station, a trip to a railroad model shop, the Chatsworth accident and finally finishing the memorial plaque. [2,416 words] [Relationships] [April 2009] (HITS 154, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111 Education On The Rails (Essays) Saturday September 12, 2009 finds me passing through Chatsworth on my way to Santa Barbara on the Wine Lovers Daylight train. Today I indulge my intellectual and emotional obsession with trains. And the engineer, sort of. So here's the question. Is it about the train, the engineer, or the wine? Toda... [3,334 words] [Relationships] [September 2009] (HITS 156, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Finding Rob's Spot (Essays) A cheeseburger, freight trains, and the quest to find a spot for a memorial plaque. [1,590 words] [Relationships] [May 2009] (HITS 143, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Finding The Engineer (Essays) Comfort, food, waving, and just plain finding the engineer. [2,750 words] [Relationships] [October 2009] (HITS 132, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Finding The Gold Nuggetts (Essays) An accident memorial, a not for an engineer, and everything in between. [5,339 words] [Relationships] [October 2009] (HITS 152, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Flowers For An Engineer (Essays) On this trip to Chatsworth I meet rob's conductor, lay flowers for him, get my plaque, and am tempted by fresh ground coffee. Today is a milestone in the quest for information about the accident and it occurs one day before the first anniversary of the event that has catapulted me into a whole new w... [3,305 words] [Relationships] [September 2009] (HITS 176, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Going Steady (Essays) Steady as she goes, a dilemma, cherishing the engineer, it doesn't get any better than this. [4,897 words] [Relationships] [December 2009] (HITS 160, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Here Comes Your Freight (Essays) Of horns, freights and memorial plaques. [2,178 words] [Relationships] [May 2009] (HITS 161, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Icecream And The Umbrella (Non-Fiction) Three trips to the Fullerton train station all have these things in common: icecream, an umbrella, the chatsworth train wreck, a smile, creativity, and a picture. [3,107 words] [Relationships] [February 2009] (HITS 224, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: I'd Rather Have The Serving Dish (Essays) Thoughts of losing Rob the Metrolink engineer in the Chatsworth crash as well as some Fullerton history and maybe some humor and more familiarization. [2,571 words] [Relationships] [November 2008] (HITS 224, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: In Search Of The Engineer (Essays) Which engineer you ask? By now in my story you have several choices. Pick one and enjoy. [3,492 words] [Relationships] [August 2009] (HITS 135, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Is She A Foamer (Essays) Six months and it all comes down to one question. Between grief, solace, creativity, and now new people introduced to the station, you have to ask, is she a foamer? [2,665 words] [Relationships] [March 2009] (HITS 191, REVS. 0)
Metrolink 111: It's All About Lunch (Essays) Never turn down an invitation to lunch and always make good memories. Good memories are the best comfort when grieving sudden loss. [909 words] [Relationships] [October 2008] (HITS 1485, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Late Baby Late (Essays) Late trains, freight engineers, and new connections. [2,786 words] [Relationships] [July 2009] (HITS 182, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Listening To The Engineer (Essays) After gushing about glen, it's time for the story I haven't told you yet. [1,540 words] [Relationships] [October 2009] (HITS 130, REVS. 0)
Metrolink 111: Looking Hell In The Eyes (Essays) Another step on my journey through the Metrolink 111 Sept 12 crash; a sympathetic look at the Metrolink engineer. Call me the Robert Sanchez Torch Carrier. [1,557 words] [Spiritual] [October 2008] (HITS 198, REVS. 0)
Metrolink 111: Love A New Rail Fan (Non-Fiction) On this journey to Santa Barbara I pass through the Metrolink 111 accident site, the event that has consumed me for six weeks. Read about me being a tourist, the Chatsworth crawl, various travelling mates, and Rob Sanchez's uncanny ability to make me remember childhood experiences on the coast Starl... [3,285 words] [Relationships] [October 2008] (HITS 250, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111 Love On The Rails (Essays) Oh the joy and pain of communicating with a locomotive engineer. MP36 verses FP59, sweet promise, reconciliation, sweet bells. In all of it, the train calls, comforts, beckons. Come. [5,155 words] [Relationships] [November 2009] (HITS 152, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Love Your Best Station Girl (Essays) Does he remember my name? Does he know where to find locomotive specs? What does he think about two train-related deaths near the Fullerton train station? He's Glen. Love your best station girl. [6,322 words] [Relationships] [November 2009] (HITS 172, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: My Happy Places (Essays) An engineer, food, a gentle train journey, and meeting a restaurant owner. It's a perfect train day. [3,331 words] [Relationships] [November 2009] (HITS 150, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: No No Magic Days (Essays) Only someone at a train station would call me a gold digger. Heartache, trouble, curiosity, kindness, and what I call the "no magic day." Read all about it. [2,182 words] [Relationships] [July 2009] (HITS 152, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Not Quite Throwing The Switch (Essays) Finally, a real live, sort of railroad switch! [2,017 words] [Relationships] [March 2009] (HITS 146, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Questions People Ask (Essays) A stellar day in the nonlogic department at the fullerton train station. [1,645 words] [Relationships] [October 2009] (HITS 138, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Railroad Family Ties (Essays) You would never ever guess what the common factor in my train station journeys is! I had forgotten about it till today! [2,056 words] [Relationships] [April 2009] (HITS 151, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Rob Among The Chips And The Cookies: Almost (Essays) Someone told me that I would stir up fireworks in Chatsworth. Apparently I did. Rob, we're still looking. [1,910 words] [Relationships] [July 2009] (HITS 145, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Shaking Hands With The Engineer (Essays) My Glen full of surprises. [2,541 words] [Relationships] [November 2009] (HITS 174, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Shoes, Songs And Tunnels (Essays) All I can say is that two trains colliding last September led to all this. [3,128 words] [Relationships] [July 2009] (HITS 172, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Sick For Trains (Essays) The chatsworth accident, engineers, friends, a dog that's a train fan, quiet moments, and lots of opinions. Read the longest Metrolink111 essay yet. [2,995 words] [Relationships] [April 2009] (HITS 153, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Slumming It With The Guys (Essays) the engineer factor, can she find the train, plans, a supportive metrolink agent, Glen, and a smile. [3,522 words] [Relationships] [November 2009] (HITS 154, REVS. 0)
Metrolink 111: So What Do I Know About Trains? (Essays) Stories start in the strangest places. I never would have thought the Metrolink 111 crash would have started me on a journey whose seeds perhaps had been planted long ago in other experiences. [977 words] [Spiritual] [October 2008] (HITS 3201, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Sweet Engine Purring (Essays) Locomotives, engineer withdrawals, a stressful day, crying on the engineer's shoulder, and Glen, you really are the best! [3,992 words] [Relationships] [November 2009] (HITS 179, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Sweet Nothings (Essays) This week, at the fullerton train station, Glen, the mysterious Metrolink engineer, speaks. [4,452 words] [Relationships] [October 2009] (HITS 239, REVS. 0)
Metrolink 111: Taking The Curve (Essays) Another trip to the fullerton station and plans to commune with the Chatsworth station. [1,408 words] [Relationships] [October 2008] (HITS 1346, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: The Best Two Minutes (Essays) I've always said that Glen provided the best two minutes of my day. This week that holds true. Late trains, stress, life, and the best two minutes. [3,088 words] [Relationships] [December 2009] (HITS 139, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: The Case Of The Dejected Engineer (Essays) Questions, Chatsworth connections, eyes, and a milestone. [1,950 words] [Relationships] [August 2009] (HITS 151, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: The Disney Engineer (Essays) This doesn't take place at the Fullerton train station, it takes place at Disney Land and starts on Wednesday February 25 with a call from a train engineer on the Disney Land railroad needing help with a reservation, but it links back to Rob Sanchez in only a way I could connect them. [2,046 words] [Relationships] [November 2009] (HITS 167, REVS. 0)
Metrolink 111: The Freight Train From Nowhere (Essays) My perspective on why I feel so keenly the loss of robert M. Sanchez the Metrolink engineer on metrolink 111. [1,831 words] [Spiritual] [October 2008] (HITS 153, REVS. 0)
Metrolink 111: The Green Light Of Passion (Essays) A trip to the fullerton train station to get a hair of the dog that bit me: trains, and a note about passion. [1,417 words] [Spiritual] [October 2008] (HITS 1343, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: The Human Place (Essays) Six months after the Chatsworth train wreck it is the human story that draws me to the Fullerton train station and always, when I think about it, has been. [1,174 words] [Relationships] [March 2009] (HITS 1458, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: The Learning Trip (Essays) It has been two months since the Metrolink 111 accident. I've learned lots and tonight I'm in the group on the patio at the fullerton train station, one of the rail fans. [1,758 words] [Relationships] [November 2008] (HITS 182, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: The Place Of Escape (Essays) Waving at and interacting with engineers, teasing, and escaping with trains. [3,034 words] [Relationships] [September 2009] (HITS 160, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: The Planter By The Railroad Tracks (Essays) Margaret Mitchell had her window seat. I have my planter by the railroad tracks, a place to reflect on the Chatsworth train wreck of 2008, remember the importance of this place in my life, and create fictional characters. [2,342 words] [Relationships] [January 2009] (HITS 213, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111: Touching The Locomotive (Essays) This week it's all about Glen and doign something that I've been afraid to do; touching the locomotive. And maybe it's more than that. You decide. [2,520 words] [Relationships] [October 2009] (HITS 141, REVS. 0)
Metrolink 111: What Does That Face Look Like (Essays) Reflections on the portrayal of Robert M. Sanchez in the media, and some questions in my ownmind about those final moments. [1,425 words] [Spiritual] [October 2008] (HITS 2933, REVS. 0)
Metrolink111:She Likes Trains (Essays) Metrolink Glen, my engineer, how did you ever get it so right? How could something so devistating turn into something so joyous? three little words sum up the last year of my life so neatly all it needs now is a red ribbon. A man of few words demonstrates what others probably realize before me. [2,190 words] [Relationships] [November 2009] (HITS 188, REVS. 0)
Metrolink608: Cuddled By The Engineer (Essays) quiet confidence, energetic moments, teasing, ephiphany, the engineer and ice-cream, cuddling me with tech talk, just another perfect week at the Fullerton train station. And he still is the best, because he is himself. [3,783 words] [Relationships] [December 2009] (HITS 131, REVS. 0)
Metrolink608 Learning The Story (Essays) Learning the story, following advice. [3,760 words] [Relationships] [January 2010] (HITS 161, REVS. 0)
Metrolink608: Making It Through Tuesday (Essays) Love, a hard taskmaster; tortured by the bell; two engineers, and standing in the rain. It's a very human week at the fullerton train station. [5,677 words] [Relationships] [February 2010] (HITS 160, REVS. 0)
Metrolink608: Making The Engineer Happy (Essays) Big trouble, morning blessing, and no sympathy even if I have a cold. he's Glen. He's the best. [4,549 words] [Relationships] [January 2010] (HITS 181, REVS. 0)
Metrolink608: Meeting Locomotive 800 (Essays) Teasing, loco 800, wary Glen, the two woman fan club, it's all Glen. [2,844 words] [Relationships] [February 2010] (HITS 142, REVS. 0)
Metrolink608: Number One Engineer (Essays) Christmas, New years, laughter, tears, teasing, the engineer steeler, and living on a kiss, sort of. It doesn't get much better than this. [6,046 words] [Relationships] [January 2010] (HITS 178, REVS. 0)
Metrolink608: Playing Hooky (Essays) The first week after New Year's day, quiet, the same question over and over, and my favorite game. It's a good week. [2,426 words] [Relationships] [January 2010] (HITS 173, REVS. 0)
Metrolink608 The Railroad Facts Of Life (Essays) Oh the drama! Showing the engineer the switch key, changing the route, goodbye, the call, sweet reconciliation! The last two weeks have been emotional, fun, and oh so perfect! [9,681 words] [Relationships] [February 2010] (HITS 182, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708: Being There Tomorrow (Essays) Not a good day, but such a great day. Already it has been eventful and we're only up to Wednesday. I think of you sweet engineer, wonder if you're okay. And yes I'll be there tomorrow. [2,200 words] [Relationships] [April 2010] (HITS 172, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708: Engineer Day (Essays) freight baby, social butterfly, drama, fun, and the gold standard. [5,147 words] [Relationships] [May 2010] (HITS 180, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708: Engineer Drama (Essays) Oh goodness! If you don't like drama, even if it's all in my own head, and you don't like self analysis, don't read this. Magic, petulant engineer, sweet engineer. [6,420 words] [Relationships] [February 2010] (HITS 211, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708: Engineer Hunter (Essays) the engineer and the switch key. Of cool summer nights and engineer hunting. [3,117 words] [Relationships] [August 2010] (HITS 189, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708 Engineer Magic (Essays) One can't stand the MPI, one wants to know where I've been, one wants to know if I'll be there tomorrow. So many engineers, one switch key, and so little time. [5,802 words] [Relationships] [March 2010] (HITS 191, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708: Getting The Right One (Essays) the FP59, the engineer, it's definitely the right one. And even if he is leaving he's still the right one. I got the right one. [5,635 words] [Relationships] [April 2010] (HITS 213, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708 Making Connections (Essays) There's no place like home, I guess. New engineers, connecting with trains, it's all about my social life. Ordenary connections. [3,225 words] [Relationships] [May 2010] (HITS 146, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708: Metrolink Tales (Essays) Metrolink tales. [2,576 words] [Relationships] [June 2010] (HITS 9, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708: On The Trail Of Gold (Essays) Gold, engineers, it's all good, it's all gold. [3,498 words] [Relationships] [May 2010] (HITS 243, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708: Prince Charming (Essays) All of Shelley's Prince charmings. [1,829 words] [Relationships] [July 2010] (HITS 214, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708: Railroad Birthday (Essays) My very own train party Shelley style. Trains, conductors, engineers, food, friends, fun, the best birthday, ever. I smiled. [4,633 words] [Relationships] [July 2010] (HITS 207, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708: Remembering My Name (Essays) Do the engineers remember me? Seems so. This week they all either know, use, or remember my name. But who is training whom? [2,015 words] [Relationships] [March 2010] (HITS 142, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708: Replacing The Engineer (Essays) So many engineers, so many stories, so much potential, so little time, and still you can't replace Glen. but it's all fun and all part of Shelley's engineer adventures. [4,401 words] [Relationships] [April 2010] (HITS 143, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708: The Commuter Train To Paradise (Essays) Tales from the Fullerton station. [3,172 words] [Relationships] [June 2010] (HITS 9, REVS. 0)
Metrolink708: Train Orders For The Court (Essays) My engineers get a break, and yet life is still eventful at the fullerton train station. [2,272 words] [Relationships] [August 2010] (HITS 166, REVS. 0)
My Dream About Rob Sanchez (Short Stories) In March I had this dream about the Metrolink engineer who parished in the Chatsworth train accident on September 12, 2009. It wasn't really bizarre or anything it was a dream but I had to write it down because my dreams are sometimes worth writing down. There are some other characters in my dream I... [450 words] [Spiritual] [June 2009] (HITS 1369, REVS. 0)
My Dream About The Chatsworth Train Wreck (Non-Fiction) You know how dreams are. No revelations, no judgement calls, just a sadness for the families and a dream I had to write down because I know I will forget it and someone might want to read it. You can read all my other writings on the Chatsworth accident if you like, this is something to add to my pe... [1,082 words] [Mystical] [December 2008] (HITS 1793, REVS. 0)
My Favorite Eisenhower Moments: Reminiscences From Crusade In Europe (Non-Fiction) In January, 2000, I read Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's book on operation in the European theater of war during World War II. I found it detailed, engaging, and at times utterly delightful. Here are some of my favorite stories from his personal memoirs. [1,160 words] [History] [May 2003] (HITS 2652, REVS. 0)
My Friend, My Number One Engineer (Poetry) For Glenn, killed in an unfortunate railroad accident, 2015. [344 words] [Relationships] [April 2015] (HITS 505, REVS. 0)
Neighbors (Short Stories) Aviation story. This story takes place before Andrew meets Anne in his spactacular early morning landing. As I've developed these stories I've thought up a whole host of neighbors for Andrew. Here is a couple of kind, decent neighbors. [1,523 words] [Romance] [January 2004] (HITS 249, REVS. 0)
No More Stalling: Part II (Non-Fiction) In the passion of recounting my Cessna adventure, I left out some ideas you might find amusing. Thanks to the flight instructor who provided me with his physical details to give this writing a more personal feel. Enjoy! [1,829 words] [Adventure] [February 2003] (HITS 256, REVS. 0)
No More Stalling: Shellbell's Flight Adventure Number 2 (Non-Fiction) Six months after my first flight in a C172 Skyhawk, I am back for more in the same plane with the same instructor, this time with a twist! [2,049 words] [Adventure] [February 2003] (HITS 255, REVS. 0)
North Star Notes (Non-Fiction) As a result of flight number three, I picked up a book that the pilot recommended to me. It's called North Star Over My Shoulder. I've written my notes about it. I know you'll like it. [1,194 words] [History] [December 2003] (HITS 2275, REVS. 0)
One Pilot's Magic: A Review Of Fate Is The Hunter (Non-Fiction) In 1961, Ernest K. Gann wrote a book about flying: one of many books about flying... perhaps as one person I talked to suggested, the "gold standard" of aviation writing. Here are my notes on this incredible book. [383 words] [Adventure] [January 2004] (HITS 1829, REVS. 0)
One Small Moment (Short Stories) One woman's small action makes a lasting impression on a man condemned to die for his crime. [1,847 words] [Crime] [August 2002] (HITS 329, REVS. 1)
One Winter Day (Short Stories) One man's small action to combat the hideous direction in which Hitler is taking his country. This story is set in 1943 Germany when the outcome of the war is perhaps at its bleakest. - [1,665 words] [History] [August 2002] (HITS 311, REVS. 0)
Passion For Truth (Poetry) My admiration for a federal prosecutor. [69 words] [History] [September 2007] (HITS 1188, REVS. 0)
Pilot's Song (Songs) I wrote this for the pilot who takes me flying because it's such an amazing experience that I had to express my gratitude. [135 words] [Adventure] [November 2003] (HITS 1987, REVS. 5)
Plane Inspection (Short Stories) Aviation series story 6B. A plane, inspection, and dinner put Andrew's decision about Anne into perspective. Who is the hero of this story? Read it and see. [1,493 words] [Romance] [October 2004] (HITS 1996, REVS. 3)
Preflight (Short Stories) Aviation Series Story 5. Andrew on one of his cross country flights begins a lively correspondence with Anne. We learn more about them through their emails, and when he gets home, he admits to his changing feelings. I would like to thank one pilot, Jeff, for reviewing the small technical parts of ... [4,411 words] [Romance] [January 2003] (HITS 287, REVS. 0)
Prelude To Separation (Short Stories) In 1774 Thomas Jefferson penned a pamphlet that after some delay became the philosophical foundation for the Declaration of Independence. This domestic scene on a hot, Virginia evening could have taken place while he so furiously worked on the document. [1,763 words] [History] [December 2003] (HITS 232, REVS. 0)
Project Baby And Other Fourth Of July Adventures (Children) Standing in a muddy hole on any day is probably never romantic, but you just have to read this story to get what I mean by that opening line. And if that wasn't enough, it didn't end there! Read on for more Adventures from the Fourth of July weekend experienced by Shelley and her friends and four ... [1,132 words] [Adventure] [July 2004] (HITS 2501, REVS. 0)
Quiet Love: A Brett Mccarley Locomotive Engineer Story (Short Stories) Brett and Laurie and the beginning of a marriage. [4,377 words] [Romance] [April 2010] (HITS 215, REVS. 0)
Reach For The Sky (Non-Fiction) On Saturday March 19, 2005, I gave this speech at our Toastmasters division D contest. It's about how SpaceShipOne's taking of the ten million dollar Ansari X prize in October, 2004, can teach us and the next generation of dreamers about accomplishing dreams. Enjoy and keep dreaming. [588 words] [Motivational] [March 2005] (HITS 1946, REVS. 0)
Resistance (Short Stories) The actions and thoughts of a boy facing the bleak certainty of death in a Jewish ghetto in 1943. [1,414 words] [History] [August 2002] (HITS 2224, REVS. 0)
Robert (Poetry) Poem for the Metrolink 111 engineer. [288 words] [Spiritual] [September 2008] (HITS 1146, REVS. 0)
Saturday Musings: A Brett Mccarley Locomotive Engineer Story (Short Stories) A little bit of truth and a whole lot of fiction. Sweet engineer love. [1,781 words] [Romance] [June 2010] (HITS 200, REVS. 0)
Scatter My Ashes On The Railroad Tracks (Songs) A train engineer's final wish. [323 words] [Spiritual] [November 2008] (HITS 1271, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: A Hundred Engineers (Essays) Sadness, engineer laughter, new information, new names, stories, and it's all Janice's fault. Hope all is well. [3,675 words] [Relationships] [February 2012] (HITS 168, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: A Raging Railroad Crush (Essays) Cats, cookies, what's on your lap, locomotives, feel better number one engineer, crazy for trains. It's all part of a raging railroad crush. [2,876 words] [Relationships] [August 2013] (HITS 211, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains Adventures With The Super Hero Bag (Essays) Adventures with a railroad grip. [3,881 words] [Relationships] [October 2011] (HITS 158, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Barely Getting By (Essays) Rules, paint jobs, diet Pepsi, kids, pictures, passion. It's all here. [2,142 words] [Relationships] [June 2011] (HITS 180, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Between 606 And Infinity (Essays) Starting my sixth year of railfanness and my fifth year of engineer interest I still think my number one hung the railroad moon and stars on a Saturday night. I hope he doesn't mind too much. Man, am I lucky. No complications. And, always trains. [3,399 words] [Relationships] [January 2014] (HITS 125, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Between Engineers (Essays) what takes my time between meeting all my engineers? Happy Easter all my engineers! [2,742 words] [Relationships] [April 2011] (HITS 141, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Brave Engineer (Essays) Can you figure out who you are? Brave engineer, opinions, love, guilty pleasure, but no guilt, only pleasure. Lineup! [1,745 words] [February 2012] (HITS 176, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains Catching The Right One (Essays) Tonight it might be as much about the right train as it is about the right engineer. I caught the right one. [2,834 words] [Relationships] [December 2011] (HITS 165, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Chatsworth Ephiphany (Essays) stories, the missing link, the harvey girls, fatalities, and the Chatsworth ephiphany. All part of my adventure into trains. [2,768 words] [Relationships] [April 2011] (HITS 147, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Chatsworth? Or Paradise (Essays) A non honeymoon kind of a day. Strange day. Friendly faces, the man buys me a ticket, where are the two Chrises, and the disconnect. It has to get better from here. But I'm ok, Mr Engineer. [4,249 words] [Relationships] [June 2013] (HITS 155, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Convincing The Engineer (Essays) I meet them all along my railroad journey and they're all important. [2,933 words] [Relationships] [March 2012] (HITS 163, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Crossing The Railroad Tracks (Essays) Happy new year all my engineers! This year has been very eventful, including, finally crossing the railroad tracks. [3,783 words] [Relationships] [January 2011] (HITS 158, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Dog Days And Coming In Out Of The Rain (Essays) Rain, accidents, dogs and the crazy Fullerton engineer girl. [3,642 words] [Relationships] [December 2010] (HITS 140, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Engineer Birthday Wishes (Essays) Another birthday at th efullerton station. what fun! [3,275 words] [Relationships] [July 2012] (HITS 525, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Engineer Numbers (Essays) All my engineers. All my numbers. [2,347 words] [Relationships] [May 2012] (HITS 165, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Engineer Questions (Essays) Questions, back to the Chatsworth drawing board, the baby is back, rain, offending food, and love. And the bestest engineer, ever! [2,792 words] [Relationships] [January 2012] (HITS 162, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Engineer Vacation (Essays) Tehachapi, engineer friends, and still his best station girl. [2,814 words] [Relationships] [February 2012] (HITS 169, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Flirting With The Locomotives (Essays) The switch key attachment, love struck by the locomotives; love on the rails and the silent engineer. [2,844 words] [Relationships] [January 2011] (HITS 213, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: From Stress To Comfort (Essays) From stress to comfort. Errands. Work. Trains. And, entertainment. [1,328 words] [Relationships] [April 2013] (HITS 2424, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Hogger Stocker (Essays) All my engineers. All my fun, surprised, sweet engineers, and always my best! [2,153 words] [Relationships] [November 2010] (HITS 152, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Hot Blue Flags And Red Hot Steel (Essays) Some days and some nights it's just all about the logic of staying off the railroad tracks. Boundary lines, strange conversations, cookies, diet soda, hot blue flags and red hot steel. [4,364 words] [Relationships] [February 2014] (HITS 88, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Indomitable Train (Essays) 8705. Distractions. Indomitable train. A promise to an engineer. [2,014 words] [Relationships] [January 2013] (HITS 126, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Journeys To Friday (Essays) On our way to Friday, we experience the death of a mascott. The married engineer with children, my freezing Lancaster railroad crush, And a passing comment about trains. [2,415 words] [Relationships] [February 2011] (HITS 157, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Knowing About The Railroad (Essays) Engineers, daring passengers, dogs, signals, and love. [4,635 words] [Relationships] [December 2010] (HITS 169, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Lancaster Nightcap (Essays) Oh, there's so much I left out. and, no one ever experienced railroad radio quite like this. You're still the best. [2,316 words] [Relationships] [October 2013] (HITS 116, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Magic Train (Essays) Diverging clear. full circle. Rr cheater. Excitement, adventure, and the Magic train. [2,155 words] [Relationships] [October 2012] (HITS 157, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Missing The Train Meet (Essays) Birthday wishes are never too late, heart-stealers, more dogs, and missing the train meet. [5,044 words] [Relationships] [January 2011] (HITS 187, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: My Familiar Places (Essays) Engineer teasing, returning to my beloved trains, or is it engineers? And gentle Glenn. [1,446 words] [Relationships] [October 2010] (HITS 1185, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Name That Train (Essays) New Year's Eve 2011, Fullerton style. [2,939 words] [Relationships] [January 2012] (HITS 165, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: North Stories (Essays) Shy? Who me? New characters and always a quest to meet more. [1,683 words] [Relationships] [June 2013] (HITS 117, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Not Looking For Trouble (Essays) The man from the orange trains, two engineers by the stairs, an unconfirmed fatality, and the Angels Express. All in two weeks and I promise it wasn't the fullerton engineer girl looking for trouble. I'm not looking for trouble. [2,064 words] [Relationships] [June 2011] (HITS 146, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: One Hand Somewhere Else (Essays) One hand waving, a bridge to paradise, helpful passengers who take the cake, and one hand somewhere else. [3,838 words] [Relationships] [April 2011] (HITS 199, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Post Fatality Syndrome (Essays) Two years, four switch keys, one lock, one lantern, and three engineers later. here we are. [2,887 words] [Relationships] [February 2011] (HITS 179, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Private Railroad (Essays) Communion with the locomotive, meeting he extra, threatened with my own bells, and missing my engineer. Does it get any better than this? [4,369 words] [Relationships] [April 2012] (HITS 191, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Quaking Trains (Essays) The endless loop of adventures. The engineer voicemail. The rr circus. Engineer training school. And, always...trains. And, the moving earth. [4,548 words] [Relationships] [May 2014] (HITS 104, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Quality Engineer (Essays) Twenty locomotive engineers. Count them! [3,175 words] [Relationships] [January 2012] (HITS 199, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Rail Nut New Years Eve (Essays) Number one engineer I'm shamelessly stealing your phrase because it works here. Don't mind too much, please. [2,867 words] [Relationships] [February 2014] (HITS 97, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Railroad Groupy (Essays) four engineers, one conductor, a couple of people I know. The Fullerton engineer girl has turned into a rialroad groupy. [2,889 words] [Relationships] [April 2012] (HITS 172, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains Railroad High School (Essays) Kidnapped on thrown on the magic train. Three years of bliss and keys and the very best. Shameless confessions. [4,003 words] [Relationships] [October 2012] (HITS 180, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains Railroad Journeys (Essays) How we got here, where are we going, all my journeys, and teasing, but this time, not me! [4,107 words] [Relationships] [December 2011] (HITS 204, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Redoxx Engineer (Essays) Kismet. Wonder what number he is? [3,367 words] [Relationships] [July 2013] (HITS 135, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Riding The Slow And Poky (Essays) Nail biting, hands in the right place, cats, bells, pictures, and the best engineer ever. worth the three year wait to see him in person again. All on the slow and poky. [7,178 words] [Relationships] [August 2013] (HITS 137, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Shining Railroad Eyes (Essays) It's about comfort after losing my number one engineer in an accident on February 24, 2015. It's therapy, healing, passion and most of all, shining railroad eyes. [9,839 words] [Relationships] [October 2015] (HITS 75, REVS. 1)
She Likes Trains: Silent, Train Night (Essays) A Christmas carol, a messy, rainy week, Christmas presents for cats, love on the rails, and my engineers, all the gold standard. [3,183 words] [Relationships] [December 2010] (HITS 209, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Sitting Pretty (Essays) Nail polish, quiet days, sleep, and doing time. This week, the baby and me, we're sitting pretty. [2,458 words] [Relationships] [September 2012] (HITS 148, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Sleepy Freights (Short Stories) Back to the Union Pacific, the last meal, engineer in training, and just hanging with trains. [3,746 words] [Relationships] [February 2012] (HITS 141, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Slow Engineer (Essays) The man from the orange trains, love calls, waking the sleeping engineer, locomotives, and the cat. It's all about trains. [4,025 words] [Relationships] [November 2011] (HITS 269, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Slow Order Freights (Essays) Protests, flange bite, all this between freights. [2,815 words] [Relationships] [July 2012] (HITS 151, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Station Gold (Essays) Glen the Metrolink engineer's first vocal utterance has inspired my new series of train writings. Catch up on all the things that are hapening at the station, besides talking to the engineers. Who hangs out there, meet the characters that make up the show. [2,734 words] [Relationships] [December 2009] (HITS 139, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Steel Tangled (Essays) A new restaurant, a systems operation guide, lovely trains, don't get her mad, getting offline, and love. [3,497 words] [Relationships] [May 2011] (HITS 174, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Steel Train (Essays) Always fascinated with steel no matter how it makes you feel. [2,904 words] [Relationships] [November 2013] (HITS 102, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Sweet Train Dreams (Essays) The opening of track 4, more engineers and sweet train dreams. [2,457 words] [Relationships] [April 2011] (HITS 171, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Taking It From The Engineer (Essays) wow you're going to love this one! From the patio to this! Shelley's railroad milestone for sure. [4,478 words] [Relationships] [January 2012] (HITS 189, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Taking The Engineers Heart (Essays) Keys, dogs, stories, and the engineer's hearts. [3,992 words] [Relationships] [January 2011] (HITS 144, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Tales From The Rails (Essays) Hit or miss, amazing ladies, the bath. sometimes the train station isn't about trains. [2,395 words] [Relationships] [June 2011] (HITS 150, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: The Bag, The Switch Key, And The New Engineer (Essays) It always gets better from here. Always. Engineers. Switch keys. Bags. a new bridge inspection. Psychology. It always gets better from here. [2,930 words] [Relationships] [August 2012] (HITS 144, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: The Book Of Engineers (Essays) Memories, a new engineer, community, and the book of engineers. [4,114 words] [Relationships] [November 2011] (HITS 131, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: The Engineer Who Saved The Day (Essays) Sweet engineer, when that train whistle wails, when you make sweet music on the mainline rails, you don't know how you rescue the conversation. All hail the hand on the switch! [6,133 words] [Relationships] [July 2016] (HITS 179, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: The Engineer's Right To Know (Essays) What persistence led to. [2,234 words] [Relationships] [December 2010] (HITS 153, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: The Human Gold (Essays) Gold digging at the fullerton station. Everything about everything, the gad about, on time, and the pig mauler brigade. [2,945 words] [Relationships] [January 2010] (HITS 151, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: The Little Engineer That Couldn't (Essays) Did God just call my name? I'll get him someday. On our time. And, why am not so nervous? Still the best number one engineer. Lancaster lucky. [6,321 words] [Relationships] [December 2013] (HITS 135, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: The Locomotive Stairway To Heaven (Essays) So many things led to this moment, the moment I took my first ride in a diesel electric locomotive cab. [993 words] [Relationships] [June 2011] (HITS 1554, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: The Railroad Sweet Spot (Essays) A question, freights, the railroad sweet spot. [3,015 words] [Relationships] [June 2011] (HITS 168, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: The South Side Of Paradise (Essays) Engineers, food, warm weather, and train chasing. [6,629 words] [Relationships] [May 2011] (HITS 174, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: The Stairway To Locomotive Heaven (Essays) The metal staircase of Alco 98 curves upward, today is the start into my continuing railroad journey, and it was all because of Kimberly. I'll take it. [1,969 words] [Relationships] [May 2011] (HITS 171, REVS. 0)
She Likes Trains: Train Struck (Essays) When it's all said and done, sometimes accident just happen. 269's turn. [4,227 words] [Relationships] [December 2013] (HITS 142, REVS. 0)
Shellbell's Flight Adventure (Non-Fiction) I've been publishing stories here with an aviation theme so I thought you might enjoy reading about my first flight as a passenger in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk! [1,797 words] [Adventure] [January 2003] (HITS 269, REVS. 0)
Simply Friends (Novels) The story of Ted Hamilton and Kim Heming. Previously I had stories up here about them, this is the novel form with some improvements. It's funny how love just grows without even trying to make it do that. [29,243 words] [Relationships] [October 2008] (HITS 194, REVS. 0)
Sincerely, Michelle White (Short Stories) A prominent recording executive realizes her relationship with a band manager has been properly resolved. [2,207 words] [Relationships] [August 2002] (HITS 287, REVS. 0)
Six Speeches To Success (Non-Fiction) In January, 2003 I joined toastmasters and will complete my first certification by November, 2003. Here are my first six speeches ranging from flying, to owning a restaurant, to Internet relationships. [4,162 words] [Motivational] [September 2003] (HITS 258, REVS. 0)
Sky Bound (Short Stories) Aviation Series story 8. Five years after Anne and Andrew marry, a crisis in the making forces them to come to a decision about their future. [3,501 words] [Romance] [November 2003] (HITS 285, REVS. 0)
The Attorney's Assistant (Short Stories) About a relationship between a U.S. attorney and an assistant. Emphasizes positive contributions of people with disabilities to society. Sometimes our expectations of disabled people or their expectations of themselves are lowered because of lack of opportunity. [7,617 words] [Relationships] [September 2007] (HITS 222, REVS. 0)
The Best Grocery Shopping Experience Ever And Other Activities (Non-Fiction) Another communication story about my deaf friend Richard and me. who in the world except me would think grocery shoping could be so much fun? Well there's so much more than that, but read the story and you'll see what I mean. [1,572 words] [Relationships] [August 2004] (HITS 265, REVS. 0)
The Dish Star: Stories From Bay St. Louis, 2005 (Non-Fiction) In December 2005 I had a chance to work at a relief kitchen in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. Three years later I'm posting my experiences for everyone to read. Good luck to those who are still dealing with the ravages of Katrina. [8,310 words] [Relationships] [April 2009] (HITS 251, REVS. 0)
The General's Driver (Short Stories) About the relationship that exists between a top army general and his driver. [4,245 words] [July 2000] (HITS 315, REVS. 2)
The Human Part Of The Railroad (Essays) Trespasser on the tracks. The intimate kiss of the engineer. It's all the human part of railroading. [2,519 words] [Relationships] [February 2011] (HITS 160, REVS. 0)
The Letter (Short Stories) Instalment One. A plane crash, a letter, and twenty years of memory cause Alex, a deaf man, and Julie, his hearing wife, to pause and reflect on their relationship. For those of you who love conflict, I promise this one is for you. [5,349 words] [Relationships] [June 2004] (HITS 296, REVS. 0)
The Melanie Files (Children) This file has now in September, 2004, been updated! Various musings from my encounters with my favorite six-year-old: Melanie. [2,801 words] [Relationships] [October 2004] (HITS 377, REVS. 0)
The Pursuit Of Happiness (Short Stories) A hot, humid night in Philadelphia sets the course for the coming centuries as Thomas Jefferson sits down to compose the Declaration of Independence. [1,102 words] [History] [September 2003] (HITS 2888, REVS. 0)
The Railfan (Short Stories) Story 1. We meet Matthew Martinez Glen Streicher's teenage railfan friend. Fever, basketball, a conference, and mentoring And a plan. . [5,360 words] [Relationships] [November 2010] (HITS 223, REVS. 2)
The Stair Case (Short Stories) Aviation Story 6A. Several months after Anne and Andrew attend an airshow (which I haven't written about, Anne returns an extra set of keys to Andrew and finds him in need of her help. In this interlude, where their relationship continues to develop, Anne examines her own feelings about andrew, an... [2,903 words] [Romance] [January 2004] (HITS 272, REVS. 0)
The Surprise (Short Stories) This story was given as a speech at a Toastmasters meeting. A little girl, all grown up, reflects on the day she gave her mother a surprise birthday party. [690 words] [Relationships] [April 2004] (HITS 2083, REVS. 1)
The Woman (Short Stories) About the last moments of a woman who perishes in an Auschwitz death chamber and how one person's memory keeps her alive, even now. [790 words] [July 2000] (HITS 2172, REVS. 6)
Those Presentation Jitters (Non-Fiction) The next time you think you're nervous about a speech, read this account of a presentation given by someone with a Competent Toastmasters certificate! Don't think just because you have letters behind your name you've got it made! Butterflies still need conquering! [2,325 words] [Motivational] [March 2004] (HITS 257, REVS. 0)
Thoughts On The Death Of Peter Jennings: Dividing The Sky (Essays) An essay on why I feel Peter Jenning's death so keenly and how his life in some ways has influenced mine. [1,203 words] [Motivational] [August 2005] (HITS 2316, REVS. 1)
Time Is Like A Clock (Poetry) This poem about time is dedicated to my mother, Terry, who went to be with the Lord in December. She told me before she died that she carried this poem in her purse since the day I was fourteen years old, twenty-one years ago. [90 words] [Relationships] [July 2009] (HITS 2081, REVS. 1)
Timothy McVeigh: A Legacy (Essays) This short work examines the possibility that Timothy McVeigh in character, action and upbringing could have been any one of us. Long live the memory of those who perished. (Revised August 7, 2001.) [788 words] [August 2001] (HITS 2166, REVS. 6)
Toastmaster Speech 10: You Never Know (Non-Fiction) This was the last speech required for completion of the certification process for Toastmasters. It discusses one of my mentors and how his introduction of advanced computer technology has helped further my life goals. [1,280 words] [December 2003] (HITS 2823, REVS. 0)
Toastmasters Speech Number 9: Our Most Important Document (Non-Fiction) In October, 2003, I gave speech number 9. It was about how the US. Declaration of Independence paved the way for the following years in U.S. history. [889 words] [December 2003] (HITS 2081, REVS. 0)
Today With Ms (Poetry) A poem about the affects of MS. This is how I've heard it described and expressed it. [70 words] [Motivational] [September 2007] (HITS 1080, REVS. 0)
Tony's Unbirthday Party (Non-Fiction) My birthday visit with Tony. [1,150 words] [Motivational] [March 2005] (HITS 1951, REVS. 0)
Train Watchers: A Brett Mccarley Locomotive Engineer Story (Short Stories) You hope this never happens out on the line, but if it does, you hope you have a friend like Laurie. A day's work cements a growing bond between engineer and commuter. [3,405 words] [Relationships] [July 2012] (HITS 177, REVS. 0)
Trespasser (Novels) Sample chapter from my first published novel. Published 2015. Jeff and Judy meet after a fatality and here we learn some general information that helps him deal with the aftermath. To purchase the book go to http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Queenofbells712 [1,759 words] [Romance] [December 2016] (HITS 105, REVS. 0)
Uncharted Skies (Short Stories) Aviation Series story 7. Time has passed since Andrew's admission to Anne. Now a crucial decision must be made and Andrew struggles till the end with just how to put the question! [4,715 words] [Romance] [January 2003] (HITS 298, REVS. 0)
Virginia Planter (Short Stories) Thomas Jefferson is asked to write in the service of his country. I found this on a disc with another story I wrote several years ago. It's my imagination of our country's very young history. [3,016 words] [History] [January 2008] (HITS 222, REVS. 0)
Waiting For Us (Poetry) Metrolink 111 waiting to leave from the Chatsworth station. [173 words] [Spiritual] [October 2008] (HITS 1224, REVS. 0)
What Are You Thinking (Songs) A man I know whose primary means of communication is sign language encountered a sad event and so one day he was sitting and looking out of the window and it gave me the idea for this song about what could be going on in his head. It's also about hope. [163 words] [Relationships] [March 2004] (HITS 3895, REVS. 1)
Wine Coolers And Chocolate Chip Cookies (Short Stories) Aviation Series Story 4. christmas serves as the backdrop in which we learn more about Andrew's life before meeting Anne. [4,067 words] [Romance] [January 2003] (HITS 284, REVS. 1)
You Were Born For The Rail Way Station (Songs) Another tribute to Robert M. Sanchez the perished engineer in the Metrolink 111 crash September 12, 2008. The key is cminor with a 1 6 4 5 progression and a lot of open chords. The words look odd on the page but the rhythm matches perfectly. Some time when I'm not so busy with work I'll lock myself ... [198 words] [Spiritual] [October 2008] (HITS 1307, REVS. 0)
Your Name In The Wind (Songs) This is a song about someone's absolute passion for flight. [198 words] [Adventure] [November 2003] (HITS 1615, REVS. 0)

 

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