A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

Thursday, May 10, 2012

You Know You're in Pennsylvania When...

TOF's Tochter is working a job a couple valleys north of the Heimatland, up in the Wyoming Valley. Yesterday she fell in conversation with a co-worker, who was wondering what to get her mother for her birthday/Mother's Day. She was considering an ebook reader, like a Kindle or Nook, since her mother was a librarian. It was either that or a gun. Since her mother was also a competitive shooter. She asked her father and her father was shocked. "Don't buy your mother a gun!" he gasped.  "I already bought her one."

Yessir.  Pennsylvania, where a daughter can't buy her mommy a gun because her daddy already did.

East Side Dave and the Mountain Folk:


  1. Aye! I love living in PA :-)

  2. Well...

    I can't see what's wrong with a person getting two guns as gifts from two family members.

    Or did you mean something else when you said this part of PA was a little different?


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