Rambling Ruminations

Writing children's books, historical narratives, and blogs about science, faith, and other stuff.

Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzOzTkd6PPMLU953nCEx0wA

Operating as usual

Photos from Rambling Ruminations's post 03/25/2023

The palace of Versailles. I can see why this upset the starving masses so that they beheaded King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.


The Gendarme leaving from their rallying point right outside our window for the protest in Paris last night. Within an hour, there was shouting, popping (fireworks maybe?) and trash being set on fire. We watched and prayed from inside! Now all is quiet again.

Photos from Rambling Ruminations's post 03/22/2023

From floor to ceiling, it’s amazing.

Photos from Rambling Ruminations's post 03/21/2023

Am I the only one who finds it weird to commemorate Jim Morrison by sticking your gum to a tree by his grave?

Photos from Rambling Ruminations's post 03/18/2023

A nice magazine article about Brave Face. Available on line.

Alternative Medicine and the Christian 03/15/2023

Alternative Medicine and the Christian


After listening to Christian radio, where alternative medicine is heavily promoted, I've been giving some thought as to whether using these therapies is, well... Read the blog! Obviously, the article is not about my books.

Alternative Medicine and the Christian I recently heard a preacher challenge the congregation with regard to idolatry—using their checkbook as an example. Totally valid. After all, we do tend to trust our money will keep us safe, buy us…


A big THANK YOU to all who helped Brave Face: The Inspiring WWII Memoir of a Dutch/German Child get to 50 Amazon reviews. Why did I care? This is why. Of course, just like with chocolate, more is better, so keep them coming.


It says we have 48 reviews, but someone just submitted, so we need ONE MORE! In the words of Ben Stein: Anyone? Anyone?


Thanks to everyone who reads and reviews Brave Face!


Mom just sent me this photo of my dad while they were engaged. He had a terrible childhood in wartime Netherlands, but grew up to be someone I’m proud of. Hard working. Loving. Determined. So many complain about their parents. What characteristics in your parents are you grateful for?


Giving everyone advance notice...


Only ten days until her first book will be available for preorder. Soon Clemmy the bulldog will be on her way to FAME!


Only ten days until her first book will be available for preorder. Soon Clemmy the bulldog will be on her way to FAME!


In case you missed it!

NEXT WEEK we will have the rest of our Zoom Book readings of Brave Face!
These are timed for Australia and New Zealand, but everyone is welcome.
Australia (Feb 20)!
Link for 4:30 EST: https://fb.me/e/38GI3Bm1s
Link for 7:00 EST: https://fb.me/e/2ASYlHQ18
Zoom Book reading for New Zealand (Feb 21)
Link for 2 pm EST: https://fb.me/e/2NpIPxyFj

Coincidence? I Don’t Think So! | Brave Face 02/16/2023

Coincidence? I Don’t Think So! | Brave Face

Have you ever wondered whether the coincidences in your life might be more than that? I have--check out the blog about what happened yesterday!

Coincidence? I Don’t Think So! | Brave Face Coincidence? I Don’t Think So! by Caroline | Feb 16, 2023 | 0 comments This morning my adorable three-year-old grandson Facetimed me. “Grammy, did you know that yesterday was Daddy’s birthday?” “Why, yes, I did.” “But it was also _____’s birthday!” “Wow! That’s an amazing coinc...


Want to meet the authors of Brave Face? We are holding two Zoom events today so that you can. (If you click on the link the time automatically adjusts to your time. What you see is EST)
Link for the East: https://fb.me/e/44YhREsrJ
Link for the West. https://fb.me/e/2AbN4SQI6


I found some! In Virginia!

The Big Plan | Clemmy the Brave's Website 01/31/2023

The Big Plan | Clemmy the Brave's Website

Clemmy the bulldog is very excited about what's happening--the books about her will finally be published. In 2023. Read all about it and see a preview of the covers here, on her blog.

The Big Plan | Clemmy the Brave's Website The Big Plan by drcrocker | Jan 28, 2023 | Uncategorized | 0 comments It has begun. The amazing Lisa Michaels has edited three of the four books about me. The incredible Tejal Mistry has begun on my second book. I’m excited about where it is all going! My person’s goal is that ALL FOUR of the bo...

Out With the Old 01/31/2023

Out With the Old

Seeing as it's my birthday, I figure I can do as I please. Right?

Out With the Old Brave Face: The Inspiring WWII Memoir of a Dutch/German Child has been published. I’ve promoted it; we’ve done books tours; and magazines have written reviews. People tell us that they love the bo…


I've received 300 reactions to my posts in the past 30 days. Thanks for your support. 🙏🤗🎉


My mom turns 88 TOMORROW. Please give her a birthday gift! I'll let you know more tomorrow. :)


Just as I was moaning about having to find reviewers, my nearly 88 year old mom phoned--over the top with excitement. She opened Society Life magazine, to find a great review of our book--Brave Face: The Inspiring WWII Memoir of a Dutch/German Child.

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Spitting Contest
Brave Face is accessible
Meta is old, but lively
Leaving Germany
A Child Witnesses WWII
Dealing with Bullies
Bombing of the Kleykamp Building
Experiencing starvation
Eye Witness
Will be get meat?
What Was in the Attic?
When Our City was Bombed




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