Where the Cadets Go for Kissing

Once a military trail, now a lovers’ lane, Flirtation Walk or Flirtie Walk was opened to West Point Military Academy Cadets and their guests in the 1840’s as one of the few places they could flirt and kiss in private. Part of the path is smooth sailing on firm ground, but there’s bumpy parts, too–perfect…

A Crazy Beautiful Couple or Just Crazy

As a writer I’ve given myself the task of writing about one self-actualized person. Yes. Only one. It’s like writing about a martian in a way or maybe what it would be like to write about Custer and his charming wife Libby. I’m not self-actualized, by the way, so getting into the head of someone…

Blue Valentine

Inspiration for Buck’s sister Thankful Crenshaw (and what a delightful dress!) La Parisienne by Renoir