Michael Ore is a full time soldier working for the Ohio Army National Guard and he is also a part-time Police Officer for the City of Gahanna. He has served in an Army uniform for thirty years moving up in rank from private to Colonel and, as a part-time police officer, he works in the evidence room and on patrol. His inspiration comes from his faith, those he serves with and his family. He began writing as a way to freeze feelings in time; a way to capture thoughts that when read, would take the reader to places and times that evoke emotions and feelings, foster conversation and entice personal reflection. This book is dedicated to his late grandmother, Erna Reichmann.