Remembering Audie Murphy WWII Medal of Honor Recipient & Actor…

US Army troops landing at Anzio in Operation Shingle — on 22 January 1944. "During the war, many Hollywood actors served their country with...

Remembering The Greatest Generation of Military Mom’s…

Remember Pearl Harbor... Mother knew that her husband, Vernon, was aboard the Battleship USS West Virginia at the moment the first torpedoes struck...

Red Spring: A Desert Oasis

Steve & Judy at Red Spring in Red Rock Canyon https://www.redrockcanyonlv.org/ Whenever we visit our family in Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon comes...

Changing Up My Game Is A Life Saver!

https://bethesdahealth.org/blog/2019/06/19/7-ways-to-improve-quality-of-life-for-seniors/ Sonora blooms... Create a Sense of Purpose. ... Recognize and Treat Signs of Depression. ... Find Usefulness...

Native American Flute Songs Lift Up My Soul…

http://nativeamericannetroots.net/diary/284 'The clear origins of the Native American Flute date back several thousand millennia to flutes made of bone, to petroglyphs, and oral...

Christmas in the Woods…

https://survivethriveptsd.org/sammy-n-stan-the-neighborhood-squirrel-gang-of-little-whale-cove/ It's too cold today for Sammy 'n Stan to run across my neighbors roof like most days. I love to watch...

New Years Food For The Soul…

www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/working-through-shame/201907/time-does-not-heal-all-wounds "The healing benefits of time don't apply to us if we aren't doing the work." Be open to healing... I'm...

Native American Wisdom for The Holidays

My greatest escape from the chaos of mankind is through Native American prayer and traditions. It is with nature when God's presence is deeply felt in my soul. As I feel the balmy winds across my...

Pearl Harbor Day “Never Forget”

Pray for all souls lost to wars My father Vernon, passed away in 1998. He was 79. It took my own life experience, including following his footsteps, enlisting in the US Navy in 1963 at age 17, to...

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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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