Myths live amongst everyday life

Dispatches from the Typhoon Coast

Three points of contact: Lessons from Warrior Week 11

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 falls. The rule is only broken when we reach our destination. I learned…

San Francisco Bay Area Buried Treasure

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 second body in a multiple homicide scene. I discovered that the subject matter…

Life is a tTreasure Hunt: Seek, and you will Find 12

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 treasure hunt that captures every imagination! Maybe it is our love for adventure or our passion for…

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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, where fate had ushered me to a front-row seat to an epic adventure. While…

A passport to immortality 13

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 become his passport to immortality. I have not seen Trent for many years, and, contrary…

The Bean Hollow Museum of Spectacle 14

The Bean Hollow Museum of Spectacle

A fleeting shadow in the corner of the kitchen caught Tony’s eye. Its beckoning gaze had brushed the back of his head. An icy tingle stiffened his neck. Someone was watching him and ten thousand goosebumps followed. In his anxiety…