"Hawk Dancer" and "Cloudburst" and the Birch Clump Village Reader Series

Author: Joshua Seidl, SSP
Edited by Charles M. Browne, the North Country Needler, and Illustrated by renown artist: Kathy Johnson
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The difference between fiction & reality: Fiction has to make sense. Tom Clancy

April 15, 2015: Just published, "People Like Them, BCVR6." Available on Lulu. After I see and OK my proofs, it will soon be available from all major on line book sellers, Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, and Lulu.

April 2, 2015: Click the count down clock icon at the bottom of this column. It has been reset.

April 1, 2015: In those moments of decision, ask yourself, "What Would Bubba Do?"
What Would Bubba Do?

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There are those times of difficulty when I have to pause and ask, "What would Bubba do?"
         - - Sgt. T. Douglas, BCV Chronologist

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The latest BCV Reader:
People Like them

     We heard statements like that. It often signals some sort of negative bias against a group, race, and etc. Bubba and T. Douglas are 'people like them,' or 'those kind of people. Without knowing more background, our parents might have warned us about hanging out with such company; (or we may have so cautioned our children.)
     BCVR-6 promises comedy and drama follow some of the unexpected twist and turns found in BCVR-5 What Would Bubba Do?
       Speaking of Bubba; The picture just left is him pealing off his green shirt that just caught fire. One fast move after another turns into a comical string of mistakes and error in a back wood cabin in the latest Birch Clump Village Reader (#6). Sign up for my Birch Clump Village E-newsletter.
    Bubba and Jolene are said to be going together. Find out if romance is in Bubba's near future.
    Dean falls in the river while proposing to Greta. Read these stories and more North Country ventures and follies in the novels and in the Birch Clump Village Reader series.

Metis, Euro-American and Native American interaction in a contemporary historical setting, 1917-2010 in pristine northern Great Lakes woodland communities. Carried in a whimsical, witty, dramatic, sentimental manner.

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People Like Them:
Birch Clump village Reader 6

    Short stories on our favorite villagers continue.
   What advice were you given for handling bullies? Back in the sixties, most of us were told to stand up to the bully. T. Douglas, however, was not a fighter. Moreover, according to him, Billy the bully outweighed him, was a couple years older and well toned from farm work. Douglas was skinny, underweight and viewed himself as a borderline weakling. Standing up to the class bully was not an option for him.

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Confessions of a Chicken . . . continued

   Two years of being literally pushed around and humiliated come to a head at a Church picnic of all places. We learned in the last BCV Reader how that went for him. That story continues in "People Like Them.
    Sixteen-year-old Douglas (in 1967) figures he will be arrested. Joel's family files suit against the Church. Douglas becomes the main topic of gossip in two Churches and the small near Ludington, Michigan.
       Click his picture (right) for an exciting scene from that fight.

← Way to go Dean!
Dean defends his date against her jealous ex-boyfriend, Les. The scene takes place outside a rundown bar-restaurant near Marquette, Michigan, (estimated year, 1974.) Amos takes over after Les puts Dean down.

Other features: Bubba cooks oatmeal and sets the kitchen on fire. He interviews the author of these books. Amos returns from Vietnam with a Purple Heart. Dean and Amos feature in the short story "Dressed to Suit."