~ Children Running our Shadows Down, the Long Roads of Forever ~

I recall a time when we drove underneath a shiny moon, with fire in our souls. The men, Lucinda and me, Michaele Ruby were riding and sharing Christmas whiskey, in the backseat of Grandad’s beat up truck. The luminous elixir shook and shone, in moon lit glass, upon our cotton print dresses set in motion by the… Continue reading ~ Children Running our Shadows Down, the Long Roads of Forever ~

~For My Father, Michael~

My Father, Michael Douglas Flannery, I remember with great fondness and love. He was a quiet, strong and patient man who gave me a sense of security as a child. I admired his patience and passion for the things he loved to do and for the people he loved to share his time with. He was a quiet man… Continue reading ~For My Father, Michael~

Moments in the Studio with Duskflyer Vision Art & Productions

Through the years, my quest for ‘The Forgotten Story’ has taken me on many intriguing and inspiring journeys through America, especially the quaint mid-west river towns. These lovely places and stories that have deep roots in early American history, touched my soul and has given me insight for many of my creative works. The inspiration… Continue reading Moments in the Studio with Duskflyer Vision Art & Productions

The Abandoned Story, A Written and Pictorial Journey of Abandoned Places, Rural Haunts and Small Towns

The Abandoned Story, A Written and Pictorial Journey ofAbandoned Places, Rural Haunts and Small Towns of Indiana “I have created since I can remember and I love to be an integral part in this magical existence we call creation.The power of the sun finding its path into an abandoned house; reaching its path into a… Continue reading The Abandoned Story, A Written and Pictorial Journey of Abandoned Places, Rural Haunts and Small Towns

Excited to Announce, My Published Book, ‘The Abandoned Story’ Volumes I & II, are now available on Apple iBooks, Kindle and Blurb

The Abandoned Story, A Written and Pictorial Journey of Abandoned Places, Rural Haunts and Small Towns of Indiana by Tommie Flannery Baskis | Blurb Books The Abandoned Story | Blurb Books Blurb ebook: The Abandoned Story by Tommie Flannery Baskis The Links above are for the purchase and preview, of my E-Book and Hard-Copy, Coffee… Continue reading Excited to Announce, My Published Book, ‘The Abandoned Story’ Volumes I & II, are now available on Apple iBooks, Kindle and Blurb

The 200 Year Old Historic Flint Ridge Community and the 1827 Church that was the Cornerstone

The Flint Ridge and Mammoth Cave area was a bustling, vibrant community for 200 years. The tight-knit community took care of its own by teaching their young, farming the very rugged hillsides, operated and showed the caves to interested paying parties to provide for their families. The lovely wood church built in 1827, was the… Continue reading The 200 Year Old Historic Flint Ridge Community and the 1827 Church that was the Cornerstone

~Merry Christmas~ Wishing Blessings of Joy, Health and Love for Everyone!

One of the most beloved stories that has made an wonderful impression upon me since I was a child is the novella by Charles Dickens, ‘A Christmas Carol’, first published in 1843. He wrote about many incredible lessons and messages that have inspired us all. Some of these important words ring true to this day.… Continue reading ~Merry Christmas~ Wishing Blessings of Joy, Health and Love for Everyone!

A Civil War Christmas Letter from Isabel Rose to Major General Jacob Stuart 1862

~ A Civil War Letter from Isabel Rose Stuart to Major General Jacob Stuart, 1862 ~ My Dearest Jacob, I remember looking through the twilight mist, as your wool coat, like great dark wings, moved slowly as you turned to see if I was watching. I was. My darling, that autumn eve in the Year… Continue reading A Civil War Christmas Letter from Isabel Rose to Major General Jacob Stuart 1862

Birthday and Christmas Cheer; In Small Town America

I truly enjoyed our wonderful time with dear friends and Synfuels Team as we celebrated my December the 5th Birthday and Christmas cheer at the only Irish Pub open on this chilly eve. The lovely Shoppe windows and the trees in the park with their sparkling Christmas lights, wreaths and decorations made our evening very… Continue reading Birthday and Christmas Cheer; In Small Town America