When Linda Ellis wrote her poem, "The Dash", in one afternoon twelve years ago, it would change her life forever. In 239 words, she captured the "Simple Truths" of why we were put on this earth. Since then, The Dash has been published hundreds of times in books, newspapers, magazines and company newsletters. It has also been read countless times at company meetings, graduations and funerals.
Allen, a former police officer who became with his wife Linda, an award-winning animal book author, received shocking news. Although only in his mid-fifties, he had two potentially fatal health issues – a brain aneurysm, which could rupture at any time, and a blood clot aimed at his heart. Leaf, his newly adopted canine family member, proved that at some level he understood and wanted to help with the dire situation.
"Thoughtful Look into Our Pet Relationships"
While dogs get more credit, cats have perennially proven themselves to be every bit the equal of their canine brethren as humankind's best friend. Angel Cats, inspired by a contest authors Allen and Linda Anderson ran to find the "Best Angel Cat" story, shows the often extraordinary ways in which these fascinating creatures have responded to human need.
When the nurturing nature of women meets the loyalty and unguarded affection of dogs, remarkable connections ensue. You'll be entertained, inspired, and moved by this anthology of true stories from women around the world.
The stories written in this book are typical of those found throughout history. The explorers of the old world discovered a continent that was new to them, and they jabbed their flag into the ground and claimed that land for their sovereign. There was no regard for the native peoples of that land. At first, welcoming the Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, French, and English onto their shores, the Indians soon discovered that the strangers in their land were not there to live peacefully beside the Indian.
This is the story of Charles Barnhill and his brothers, Abel and James, devoted peace officers who worked as deputy US marshals in the Indian Territory from 1879 to 1896. Those were the days of the prominent Judge Isaac Parker, the Hanging Judge, whose legendary authority subdued "Hell on the Border". Known among outlaws as "the Bible-believing marshal", Charley never took the life of a fugitive.
In this second book of the They Were Lawmen trilogy, the brothers strive to make sense out of random murder and the greed of the whiskey peddlers. Who will succumb to the inevitable ambush or shoot out: the prey they seek or the man fighting beside them?
Faced with a dwindling land mass to patrol, the US deputy marshals have concentrated the outlaws into the twin territories, Oklahoma Territory now given over entirely to white settlers and Indian Territory still inhabited by the original tribes. In this third book of the They Were Lawmen trilogy, Charley and Abe Barnhill struggle to keep white gangs out of their area and to adjust to the onset of a culture bent on wiping out tribal rule. Dragging in more and more criminals, the deputies find the Fort Smith jail bulging to the seams.