Author Archives: T. K. Thorne

About T. K. Thorne

T.K. is a retired police captain who writes books, which, like her blog, roam wherever her interest and imagination take her.

What Love Really Means

The answer to what love is has defied the best efforts of philosophers and poets, yet we know it when we see it, as these keen observations from children prove.  “Karl, age 5: ‘Love is when a girl puts on … Continue reading

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Just Joys

        The whirling weeks have left me vaguely unsettled, looking for what I have “accomplished.” I am used to measuring that in terms of word count, and I don’t have many of those. Rather than wallow in … Continue reading

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A Brave Thing

   My daughter recently posted this on Facebook:   Dolly, I did a brave thing. During the pandemic, I started painting. That wasn’t brave, because nobody was looking over my shoulder pointing out my mistakes (the paintings did that!) But I really … Continue reading

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Thankful!

Hope you had a great day with those you love, celebrating all the things you are thankful for. I am grateful for many things, family and friends in particular. But this year I am also thankful to have a new … Continue reading

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Peleliu

Last month, 77 years ago, American soldiers began a battle for an airstrip on a tiny island in the Pacific. I had never heard of it, but I watched a documentary where the last surviving Marines told of the battle … Continue reading

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Following a Rabbit

I follow rabbit trails when I am writing because they often end up in the most unusual and interesting places. Here’s a few tidbits I learned writing about an unnamed woman who was married to one of the most famous … Continue reading

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Dickens, Aliens, and Me

My first ambition was to be an astronaut. My dream was to make first contact with aliens who could take me on a private tour of the galaxy. I would check out the window every night to see if a … Continue reading

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The Paintbrush and the Pen

During the pandemic I edited several books and started two novels, both of which seem stuck somewhere near the beginning and are sitting around waiting for me.  I don’t know if it was the stress of the year or I … Continue reading

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Roses are Stealthy

  Writer, humanist,          dog-mom, horse servant and cat-slave,       Lover of solitude          and the company of good friends,        New places, new ideas           and old … Continue reading

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What an Old Horse Can Teach

This winter during the Covid pandemic, I did a crazy thing. I got two rescue horses. I was only looking for one mare to keep our lonesome gelding company. Still can’t believe I bought a horse from a photograph on … Continue reading

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