Author: Fred Swan

Music For a Summer Evening

Alice in Wonderland By Tim Richards Its nearly mid-August and the smell of apples fallen and ripening on the ground reminds me of orchards and fields and neighborhoods I use to roam when I...

A Four Minute Vacation

Use this opportunity to breathe in and let go. Take this opportunity if you live on the west coast to remember what rain sounds like. Take four minutes of your day and listen to the...

Pirates and Vodka In A Teacup

Excerpt From A Book By Fredrick Swan ”My maternal great-grandfather, Charles Stewart Blood, was identified by my grandmother as an Englishman. When my grandmother mentioned Charles Stewart Blood, she stated his name in its...

Welcome to 2nd Tuesday, July 2015

  Welcome to July which has said, “Thanks Spring, I’ll take it from here.”  It has been unseasonably hot for weeks here in Oregon a western state where things usually don’t start to warm up the middle of...

“And the Dream That You Dared”

https://soundcloud.com/jenny9517/brother-iz-somewhere-over-the Close your eyes and you can almost hear the ocean – sense yourself running through the grass as a child. Somewhere Over the Rainbow/ It’s a Wonderful World by Isreal Kamakawiwo’ole.    Link provided on...

The Chilled Bean

The Chilled Bean Remember those cold glasses of chocolate milk when you were a kid?  Let’s jump forward now, away from the fat and sugars and to a beverage that still harbors a bit...