Myths live amongst everyday life

Dispatches from the Typhoon Coast

Corporal Kevin Mooney: End of watch August 21st, 2021

Moraga Police Corporal Kevin Mooney August 29th will be a “Morning of Remembrance” to honor Moraga Police Corporal Kevin Mooney, who died of COVID-…

So Many Great Talks Happen at the Breakfast Table

Anthony McShane slid his black socks up to where his baby blue robe began. He sprung up, then plucked two burnt slices of white bread from the toaster…

August 31st: A National Day of Remembrance

America, your veterans would like to make a proposal: Make August 31st a “National Day of Remembrance” for those who served in Afghanistan Why…

The Fuck-It Bucket: Eddy vs. The Volcano

Eddy and I slip away to San Juliana on a tassel-strewn, shiny red jeepney to meet my girl and her friends. The platoon calls Eddy Torres “E.T.” Eddy p…

In the Outside Land: Sons of the Desert Edition

Foreword by Mark Clifford Old Man Time wept December 30, 2020---the day he reaped San Francisco’s Cliff House. The iconic restaurant had been perch…

The Bat Cave: A doxxing we will go

Who remembers watching the Batman TV series in the 60’s? Batman and Robin certainly knew how to model the humanitarian nature of bringing order t…

Three points of contact: Lessons from Warrior Week

Every mountain climber knows the “Three Points of Contact Rule”. Life balances on either two hands or one foot, or one hand and two feet to prevent fa…

Break out your map

I learned something very important about storytelling as a young cop. It wasn’t that I couldn’t tell a dramatic story, but I’d lose my audience at the…

Life is a tTreasure Hunt: Seek, and you will Find

All who have discovered the Typhoon Coast, “Welcome.” Mark R. Clifford here, author of the Typhoon Coast series. There is something about a trea…

Twenty-six and I was wealthy beyond imagination

The Philippines is a nation of 7,641 islands and just as many spectacles. June 1991, I was a Marine stationed on Luzon, the chain’s largest island, wh…

A passport to immortality

A Foreword This is a story about a man who’d long been reported missing, the now-famous Trent McShane. My husband. The procurement of legends had b…

The Bean Hollow Museum of Spectacle

Listen to this Chapter (Text to Speech Rendition) A fleeting shadow in the corner of the kitchen caught Tony’s eye. Its beckoning gaze had brus…

Treasure

Trent and Eddy were going on twelve when they conjured up the chivalry to see their first naked lady. Now they were hightailing it from an angry barke…