During August, I went on vacation. First, I flew from Miami to Denver and was driven to Colorado Springs to visit my son Jerry. Besides seeing him and his wife Heather (and their two cats Charly and Harly), the other highlights were Visiting the rock formations and rock climbers at the Garden of the Gods. Viewing Rogue One Star Trek with the family. Visiting a legal marijuana store: Emerald City in Manitou Springs. Eating Rocky Mountain rainbow brook trout. Eating…..
Why include scenes of decadence in a book about a Christian doctor? A novel needs an arc provided by the plot, and in a historical novel, the plot must be driven by the realities of the times. In 1918 the Germans lost the war, and the Treaty of Versailles humiliated them and made economic recovery harder than it might have been. During the 1920s, one reaction to the loss and hard times was a surrender to pleasures, including inebriation, drug…..