Tag Archives: T.K. Thorne

The Art of Defense

In addition to being a writer, I am a few other things, at least one of which sometimes surprises people. When I was a rookie at the Birmingham Police Academy (many years ago) my Physical Training instructor was a short, … Continue reading

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Goddess in the Garden

The last few weeks (during the heat spell, of course), I’ve spent on my knees with copious streams of perspiration running down my face (or as the Southern phrase goes, “sweating like a stuck pig”). A few years ago, I … 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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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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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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Behind the Magic Curtain

Four men who loved the city of Birmingham, Alabama asked me to write a book. I look back on that day when I met them in the high-rise office of a prominent attorney. They were all strangers, decades older. They … Continue reading

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