A Mile in His Shoes – A Grandfather’s Due

I spent many years of my adult life as the source of my grandfather’s shoes. My grandfather was the man in my life. My dad was a bit of an absentee father, ‘nuff said about that. But “Popa,” as I called granddad, was always there. Where I grew up in the timber country of the Pacific northwest it was Popa who taught me the names of all the trees, which plants were good to eat and which were not. He taught me how to bait a hook, build a fire,... Read More

Sterling Nonfiction Books

Sterling’s writing is like spitfire, foursquare and jazzy with crackle, and his behavior is just scary enough to make you glad you’re not approaching a touchy border crossing in his company. —  Kirkus Reviews   You can see reviews of one book at the bottom of this page. If you would like to see all books written by me, and reviews, just click here and check Good Reads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/88971.Richard_Sterling BOOK REVIEW The... Read More

Sevilla, Seductress of Andalucia, Spain

It is 9:00 PM and I can sense that the seductress, Sevilla, seductress of Andalucia,is about to rouse herself. Soon clutches of young women, dressed in thin cotton frocks, all of them mirroring the soul of Carmen, gather on street corners in the Barrio Trianna on the right bank of the Rio Guadalquivir. In twos, threes and fours they begin the evening’s “paseo,” a slow promenade down the street to the centre of town, singing and clapping out... Read More