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Forestville: Part Two

Forestville, Mi Below is Part Two of a chapter from my memoir. If you haven't read part one click on this link Forestville: Part One. All my writing is dedicated to my loving wife, Linda Lee Bruce (03/07/1948—09/27/2013). I hope my story brings to heart…
Steve Schuler
August 2, 2017
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Forestville: Part one

I haven't been writing much over the past few months, but I have completed a chapter for my memoir that I would like to share. It takes place during an important period of our teenage years. Linda was sixteen and I was a few months…
Steve Schuler
September 18, 2016
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May Flyer

It was 6 a.m. when the phone rang. My foggy brain started clicking off the possible people who would call at this hour. By the third ring, I placed my bet on my good buddy and sailing companion, Jim Griffin. This wouldn't be his first…
Steve Schuler
January 1, 2016
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He Loves You

I certainly didn’t feel loved by anyone—that is until I met Linda. Even then I had doubts about love. Early in our relationship, she told me she fell in love with me on the very first day we met. I was blinded by that, and…
Steve Schuler
January 17, 2015
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They Went Home

Oh how difficult to have a face-to-face discussion with someone when both are trying to make their point and neither are listening to the other—the focus shifts to key words, and we tend to pick and choose what we hear. It’s like instant editing, with…
Steve Schuler
August 17, 2014
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Shots to the Heart

Long-term relationships change us in ways we don’t understand, or can’t understand—that is until one fateful day when it comes crashing to an end. Fifty years of loving the same person creates a bond that is inseparable, even when the physical life is gone. At…
Steve Schuler
May 12, 2014
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Rock, Paper, Innocence

The following is a thumbnail sketch, or synopsis, of a true life story about... Two kids searching for love while growing up in dysfunctional families. They meet by chance in a brief encounter on the steps at their school. The protagonist brushed her off, and…
Steve Schuler
February 21, 2014
Musings

Ties to the Past

I lost the love of my life to kidney cancer on September 27, 2013. The next several days were sleepless, sprinkled with catnaps born from pure exhaustion. I roamed through our house. Sometimes staring at family pictures, going through closets and drawers, or looking at jewelry I…
Steve Schuler
February 3, 2014
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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Prologue—Rock, Paper, Scissors  "Hunger pains knotted his stomach and his expressionless eyes stared nowhere. The boy’s dog cowered beneath the bed." Defining moments in my life He was standing in a victory pose on top of a small dirt pile when hunger pains twinged his…
Steve Schuler
January 13, 2014