Meet The Calapooia With Me…

https://www.calapooia.org/ "The Calapooia River is home to two species listed as “threatened” under the federal E Species Act: winter steelhead and...

Watch Rhodies Bloom at Roddy Ranch…

https://www.swansonsnursery.com/blog/tag/rhodies Rhodies in the Spring touch all my senses, like most flowers do. My senses frame a picture of a...

The Roddy Ranch Retreat Heals My Soul…

https://roddyranchevents.com/ Mrs. White, The Gate Keeper Mrs. White Mrs. White greeted me at Mary Beth's secret garden gate, where I could see her...

Native American Flute Songs Lift Up My Soul…

http://nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/284 https://youtu.be/c5Sy-tODTJU 'The clear origins of the Native American Flute date back several thousand millennia to flutes made of bone,...

Sookie Suits Me Just Fine at Roddy Ranch…

https://trueblood.fandom.com/wiki/Sookie_Stackhouse https://youtu.be/2OVrWZ0vQiI Sookie sooths my soul. Sookie suits me just fine. Dan Roddy, "Dan the Man." owner, Roddy Ranch, Albany, Oregon...

Liam’s Smile On My Mind…

Liam’s smile shines on me everyday. My heart beats with joy. My soul meets his eyes. He speaks to me as if to say, “get going, Pops. It’s a new day, Pops!”

Moving Day! So Long Oregon Hello Arizona…

Cormorant take off! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cormorant https://survivethriveptsd.org/i-left-my-heart-in-little-whale-cove-2005-2017/ Oregon changed me... These past 17 years on the Central...

Happy Mother’s Day to WWII Military Moms…

Marcella & Vernon Sparks 1941 The Military Wife and Mom click highlighted text for this excellent reference... "I waited. And waited. And then…I waited some more." ##### During the worst of...

Saying Goodbye To Ricky Raccoon ‘n Kids…

https://survivethriveptsd.org/ricky-raccoon-and-the-kids-the-good-neighbors-of-little-whale-cove/ "Where ya goin' Steve?" I watched Ricky 'n Kids turn the corner behind the house on their private...

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About Me

Steve Sparks

Author of CFLAT

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.

Reconciliation:

A Son’s Story

In a new ground breaking memoir, “Reconciliation: A Son’s Story”, the author reflects back on his father’s war time experiences as the context underlying his own family dynamics and abuse. Through the author’s research and study of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, he comes to an understanding of his father’s behavior and how this deeply impacted the family which eventually leads to healing.

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