The Man-Eating Tree

Our Special Forces detachment in Germany sent two teams of free fall military parachutists to teach that skill to the Jordanian Army. I was with them.


My Weekend with Madeleine

Our small study group suddenly had the golden opportunity to spend a weekend in Santa Barbara.


Moon Ship West of Ca Mau

"On one black night, ten of us lay in ambush on the fringe of a huge mangrove swamp."


Victoria Stone Joins Ridge Team

As primary construction of the villas and cottages of The Ridge nears, we’re pleased to introduce you to the newest team member at Paradise Valley Estates.


Saving Those Dates

"One of the fun tasks I enjoy each month when editing Elysian Fields is writing the Save These Dates column."


Memorial Day Celebration Honors Ultimate Sacrifice

At Paradise Valley Estates, Memorial Day begins with a celebration honoring the many men and women who died serving our nation.


My Greek Holiday

"One evening while my crew was not on duty, we decided to do a little sightseeing on the island."


Wellness in Paradise Showcases Fitness Focus

On Wednesday, April 24 future Ridge residents were invited to visit Paradise Valley Estates to learn about the community’s comprehensive wellness program.


Foiled Again

"Somewhere, perhaps in a dim, dark cellar, or maybe in the bowels of a snow-swept mountain, they meet. I can see them, saliva dripping from their evil mouths as they cackle with glee."

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