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In this coming of age story, a boy orphaned in rural Oregon makes a discovery that lifts himself and his multinational adoptive family from poverty before his thirteenth birthday.

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About The Author

Much of David Radmore’s writing reects his belief that “People make their own happiness,” and his philosophies: “Enjoy each day,” “If it’s worth dreaming about, it’s worth doing,” and “If you can’t THINK it through, you certainly can’t WORRY it through.”

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Lessons of Racism from World War II

September 08, 2020

When people think of racism, they often think of prejudice against African Americans. And while that racism has existed for a long time and does still to this day, there was tremendous hatred toward the Japanese in America long before World War II. Americans did not like the fact that the Chinese were arriving in … Continue reading Lessons of Racism from World War II ...Read More

Teachers Have Been Heroes During COVID

June 30, 2020

In this time we are living in right now, I thought it would be an appropriate post to talk about the goodness of our countries schoolteachers and what they’ve done for our children. Just as the rest of us were blindsided by COVID-19, so were the nation’s teachers. They were teaching from their classrooms one day, and … Continue reading Teachers Have Been Heroes During COVID ...Read More

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“Honed Virtue caught my interest right from the start. I loved the interaction… Back in the 1930s, things were tough and kids had to grow up fast. The closeness of the two families was very natural and ethnic backgrounds did not matter. They learned from each other. We should have more of that in this day and age… …very entertaining and kept my Interest… enticed me to want to read the next book to find out what will happen… Two thumbs. It was refreshing and delightful.”

-Barbara Kaufhold Licensed Massage Therapist

5 Stars - Wonderful Insight into Growing Up During The Great Depression. I so enjoyed this book! The story of this young man growing up in rural Oregon during the Great Depression was absolutely spot-on. It echoed my family’s oral tradition as well as stories from my own youth.The story is so well told that I became totally invested in it by the end of the first chapter. It was such a page-turner that I made myself take breaks so that I could savor the story. I can’t wait to read the rest of this young man’s story along with Ito and his other friends. The next book in the series can’t come quickly enough for me. This author’s writing style is very easy to absorb. His segues into the background of the other characters feels seamless. The characters, their emotions and their conversations ring absolutely correct. This book will be in my permanent ‘Keepers’ collection. I will be reading all of this author’s work.”

-Janet R. Graham Water Quality Control Analyst