Veteran Talk – Urgently Needed Care

(Pensacola, Florida; Jan. 15, 2022) – Well, that was new! These past several months have been rather crazy.  I bought a house, moved in, got settled, checked into the VA medical system here in Pensacola, spent the holidays with family stretched from Florida to Tennessee, dodged those horrible tornadoes in Kentucky last month, and finally … Continue reading Veteran Talk – Urgently Needed Care

Coming April 20th – The Accidental Detective is Back for the Very First Time!

Coming this April - the Accidental Detective is back...this time for the very first time! Spain, 1999: murder, attempted murder, man slaughter! Rapacious killers are stalking the American Navy population in southern Spain, and only the most unlikely alliance of a junior sailor and seasoned NCIS agent can outwit these deadly foes. Isaac Shepherd and … Continue reading Coming April 20th – The Accidental Detective is Back for the Very First Time!

New Video: Sparks1524 Year in Review!

Join me for a brief look back at this year of travel, adventure, and cross-country moves! https://youtu.be/0DiT0bvtI08 #nathanaelmiller, #sparks1524, #albusthecrab, #travellog, #newyears, #yearinreivew, #justmythoughts, #stuffedanimal, #instaplushies, #travel, #roadtrip, #moving, #homebuying, #homeowner, #washingtonstate, #florida, #Nevada, #Oregon, #Arizon,a #NewMexico, #Texas, #Louisiana, #Virginia, #Maryland, #Pennsylvania, #Indiana, #Illinois, #Kentucky, #photography, #photojournalism, #beautifuldestinations, #explore, #exploreamerica,

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

Video Short Takes: Lincoln’s Tomb

Come take a short tour of the final resting place for President and Mrs. Lincoln, and three of their four children. The magnificent Lincoln tomb resides in Oak Ridge Cemetery in the Lincoln's hometown of Springfield, Illinois. Check out the video at: https://youtu.be/2wBGThtPz6k ### #nathanaelmiller, #sparks1524, #abrahamlincoln, #lincoln, #presidentlincoln, #lincolntomb, #americancivilwar, #civilwar, #history, #americanhistory, #president, … Continue reading Video Short Takes: Lincoln’s Tomb

Just My Thoughts – Sparks1524 is Back!

(Pensacola, Florida; Nov. 6, 2021) –  Although not officially on hiatus, all seven of you who follow this blog and YouTube channel know that my production has been, at best, minimal, over the past few weeks. I’m happy to report that Sparks1524 is back! I passed on the happy news last week that the Emerald … Continue reading Just My Thoughts – Sparks1524 is Back!

Just My Thoughts – The Duck has Landed!

(Pensacola, Florida; 29 October, 2021) –  The duck has landed! I am safely and happily ensconced in the Emerald Duck.  Move-in day was last Thursday (24 hours early—Yay!).  Not having a traditional full-time job this time, I was able to concentrate the full force of my vast powers of hyperactive obsession on the toil of … Continue reading Just My Thoughts – The Duck has Landed!

Just My Thoughts – Almost Home!

(Niceville, Florida; October 17, 2021) –  The long journey I embarked upon this past May is nearly over as I engage in the final prep work around the Emerald Duck before my household goods. *WHEW!* This has been an intense and busy time, and it’s not going to slow down anytime soon!  My household goods … Continue reading Just My Thoughts – Almost Home!

The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 4)

(Niceville, Florida; 21 September 2021) – Most writers want to get published.  After all, Olympians who wield their foils in front of the world every four years didn’t study fencing only to keep their amazing skills hidden at home, nor do most writers train for years just to wield the pen with magnificent skill so … Continue reading The Writer’s Craft – How Do I Become a Writer?! (Part 4)

Veteran Talk – Morning Quarters

(Niceville, Florida; 16 September 2021) – Twenty-four years ago today I was a trembling, quaking, skinny (yes, I was skinny!) 25-year-old kid swearing into the Navy at the MEPS in Jacksonville, Florida. It’s always fun to look back a bit and see how far you’ve come.  It doesn’t take a scanning electron microscope to see … Continue reading Veteran Talk – Morning Quarters