Ralph Higgins

Ralph Higgins
color pencil sketch by Gayle Higgins

Quotes I Like

“Everyone is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

-Albert Einstein


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Words, Music & Art

Featuring . . . 

The Huckleberry Days of the '50s, Growing up in Los Gatos

     If you were lucky enough to have been a kid in the '50s, this book will bring back fond memories.
     If you missed the greatest decade and want to see what life was like for your parents and grandparents, this book will provide a keyhole to peek through to see life before traffic jams, cell phones and even TV.

     The Huckleberry Days of the '50s presents scenes that would apply to any rural community during those years just after WWII. This is light reading and meant to be fun. If you read my blog, you know I never exaggerate, but you can be certain that the core stories are true despite incidental embellishments. 

     Please go to my new website at ralphhiggins.com to read about this book and others. My new site has 5 pages, so be sure to check out the books, the music (my CD), and Gayle's fantastic artwork. You can relax to some photos we took of our area in the fall, accompanied by a cut from my CD. 

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Folsom Parallax

     For an interesting murder mystery, Folsom Parallax is a good read, according to friends and strangers. Since I wrote it, I try to avoid hyping it, but even I think it's a good story. 

     The hero or protagonist is a Los Gatos realtor who finds himself wrapped up in a murder and, as a result of his quest for vengeance, finds himself incarcerated in Folsom Prison during the most violent decade in the history of the prison. Folsom is the oldest in the California penal system and I was fortunate to be given a personal tour of areas not normally open to visitors. This was due to my work on this novel. 

     This novel is only available through Amazon at their Kindle book site. These ebooks can now be purchased and downloaded to your home computer or mobile device. They are no longer limited to the Kindle reader. These ebook versions are also very inexpensive. Both Parallax and Huckleberry are available on Amazon as ebooks.

     If you have read The Granite Veil, there is no need to read this re-write. This version of the novel cuts out the scientific examination of counter arguments to Darwin's theory of evolution. If you are interested in that subject, I would highly recommend Granite Veil, which is also available on my website at ralphhiggins.com.  This novel is only available in "paper book" form.

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Peanut Butter & Jam Session

     I made this CD as a "going away" present for family and some friends who wanted one. I was surprised to find that "friends of friends" wanted copies, so I had more copies made. You can hear samples on the Music page of my website at ralphhiggins.com .

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Please check out my new website at ralphhiggins.com  and wander through the pages. I think you'll find it interesting.

To access this blog directly, you must now go to http://higginsunhinged.blogspot.com or there is a link back to this blog on the website.