The Christmas Episode!

Join me for a brief, festive look at Christmas and holiday lights around the world, from 1998 – 2022!  Enjoy some holiday cheer as the Ghost of Christmas Present looms large in our world this weekend!! #nathanaelmiller, #sparks1524, #Christmas, #Christmasepisode, #Christmaslights, #Holidaylights, #novel, #novelist, #accidentaldetective, #Florida, #Pensacola, #GulfCoast, #SunshineState,

Just My Thoughts: Christmas with the Presidents

(Pensacola, Florida – Dec. 16, 2021) – Christmastime at Mount Vernon in the late 18th century was a far cry from the lights, trees, tinsel, and frenetic pace of parties we know today in the 21st century.  Christmas trees were largely unknown to the American public.  The Christmas tree was brought to the U.S. in … Continue reading Just My Thoughts: Christmas with the Presidents

Travel Log: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

(Dec. 25, 2017) It’s been 10 days since I last posted. I apologize for the delay! The last ten days have been a whirlwind. You’ll notice on the State Map below I’ve notched up two more states: Indiana and Michigan, before returning to my brother’s in Ohio for Christmas. So, as I close out 2017 … Continue reading Travel Log: I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

Expectations Are Not “Supposed” to Happen

Expectations are NOT “supposed” to happen. I was in the base gym the other day, having just come out of the showers and opening my locker to start getting dressed when I was overcome again by the sadness, the despair, and the darkness.  Despite all my efforts and beliefs, despite the goals of my generational … Continue reading Expectations Are Not “Supposed” to Happen

The Good Times: Finding St. Peter

Oddly enough I find the second in my series looking back on the “good times” of my Navy career to be another moment during my time stationed at VQ-2 in Rota, Spain.  Increasing the “coincidence level” is that this moment also occurred during a trip to another part of Europe. I have written in my … Continue reading The Good Times: Finding St. Peter