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Dad

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Growing up I had very few restrictions set by my father, but it was well understood that there were five major rules, that if violated, would cost me plenty: 1) Don’t bring the cops home. 2) Don’t drink liquor. 3) Don’t act disrespectfully toward women. 4) Don’t swear. 5) Do what Dad tells you to do. Those were the standards …

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Mother

Zippered Bible

The day before I was inducted into the U.S. Army I was given a small pocket Bible by the woman who would one day become my wife. It was small and easily accessible. I carried this little book with me during infantry training and then throughout the war. It fit easily in one of the many pockets on my jungle …

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Friends

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Sometimes I look at life wrong. Then I have to step back and take another look, to see if there is another perspective. Most of the time there is a better way of seeing things. That’s where good friends come in. A good friend who cares. One who will sit and listen to me while I lay out how I …

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Hope’s Strength

2013 Boston Marathon Explosion

As I watched TV and the sad news from Boston played over and over, the old ache in my stomach that I felt during the war returned. The illusion of safety was once again shattered for many Americans . They trusted in the apparent until safety was removed. For many, the ability to feel safe has now dissolved. What do …

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Fred Miller 1942 – 2013

Fred Leo Miller, born May 2, 1942, a lifetime resident of ParadiseValley passed away January 2, 2013 at NorthernNevadaMedicalCenter after complications of a heart attack.  With the exception of his military service in the Army in Viet Nam from June 14, 1967 to March 13, 1969, he lived his entire life on the family ranch, which was established by his …

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A Real Cowboy

My dad would give me a quarter each week for spending money when I was about five years old. If I asked for more, he always answered, “get a job and earn it!” It was mega-hot in the summertime down in the San Joaquin Valley , but one of the coolest places in town was the movie show. Fifteen cents …

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Attention Book Clubs!

We have a “Book Club Lending Library” with 20 copies of Through My Eyes: a story of Hope available for book clubs in Contra Costa and Solano Counties. Please contact us at bobgwhit@throughmyeyesthebook.com for details about how to have the books made available to your club members. We look forward to future posts here from your club discussions!

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Locations Selling Through My Eyes: a Story of Hope

We are reaching out to book stores to carry copies of the book. Currently it is available at: Bibles, Books, and More: 2025 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 530-222-2944           Bibles, Books, and More   Read Booksellers 3630 Blackhawk Plaza Cir., Danville, CA 925-736-9090           Read Booksellers   Rakestraw Books 522 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA 925-837-7337           Rakestraw Books   Northcreek Cafe and …

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Book Reviews / Articles

Book reviews can be read at:          Alive Magazine              Books in Brief   Vietnam Veterans of America book reviews (scroll to May 22, 2012)          GoodReads          Amazon Coming soon:           Article in December 2012 Issue 86° Magazine

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Events —big and little—past and future

March 1, 2012 “Meet the author book launch and signing party” – Peet’s Coffee and Tea, 5458 Ygnacio Valley Road, Clayton, CA 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm May 1, 2012 Guest Speaker at Moraga Rotary Luncheon – St. Mary’s College, 1928 St. Mary’s Road, Moraga, CA  in the Soda Center - 12:00 noon May 2, 2012 Speaker at Las Lomas High …

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