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James Osborne Novels · 1W ago

Motherhood… A Few Surprises

“Did I ever tell you how some of our horses tried to eat Mom’s car?” David asked. “C’mon, my love!” Rosemary laughed. “I may not know much about ranching, but I don’t buy … Continue reading ...
James Osborne Novels · 2W ago

Close Quarters

  My friend Graham is an unusual fellow. He’s blessed with that rare ability to think instinctively outside the box. This talent played an unconventional role after his elderly mother became...
James Osborne Novels · 1M ago

We Were Made for These Times*

Below is an excerpt from an essay by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, a therapist and writer, offering welcome steadying thoughts amidst our turbulent global environment. By Dr. Clarissa Pinkola ...
James Osborne Novels · 2M ago

Giveaway Time!

As the carnies say, “Come and Get It!!!” This is  your opportunity to get a personalized signed copy of my novel The Ultimate Threat, absolutely free. Why? Lots of good reasons: First, today...
James Osborne Novels · 3M ago

What Was It Like, Grandpa?

Our wilderness farm was a fabulous place to grow up. No one told us we were poor. It wouldn’t have mattered anyway. We spent most of our waking hours outside … Continue reading →
James Osborne Novels · 3M ago

The Anatomy of Prejudice

A recent news report told the story of a reformed Skinhead who now volunteers his time telling high school students about prejudice and extremism. “We live in a world that … Continue reading...
James Osborne Novels · 4M ago

Happy New Year!

My friend James Murray, a fellow author and editor from San Antonio, Texas, posted the following New Year’s greeting on his website. It’s exceptional! I would not presume to attempt … Contin...
James Osborne Novels · 5M ago

Merry Christmas, Happy Haunakah, etc.

James Osborne Novels · 6M ago

The Dolphins at Monkey Mia

  To swim with dolphins. That’s all 15-year-old Tamara wanted to get from her family’s four-week visit to Australia. Tam had learned about these highly intelligent sea mammals in her ninth …...
James Osborne Novels · 7M ago

Winnie-the-Pooh: The Forgotten Connection

Special thanks to CBC Radio for an interview that resurrected this little known story about the origins of Winnie-the-Pooh. Here’s a summary.    Winnie-the-Pooh was born in Canada! Well, sor...