Author Archives: C. A. Metzger

About C. A. Metzger

I write travel books and am working on a detective novel set in Cleveland in the 1930's.

Have You Ever Wondered…

Have you ever returned to a house where you once lived, where there once was life…yes, life…happy life….sad life……life with all it’s highs and lows..once there…but no more there….empty now……and stood outside that door you knew so well and thought, … Continue reading

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Channel Islands, 2013

I Can Live Here Summer, 2013 There are people who can live anywhere, Who can feel at home in Australia, Who can be at rest in Peru. Who can live anywhere in peace. There are people who can live anywhere. … Continue reading

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The Deliberations and the Verdict

Deliberations Day 5 Judge is finished. We walk to the jury room. Order lunch. What kind of pizza. I suggest one of each. OK. Pop. That’s done. We all wait till the tipstaff leaves. The physical evidence is brought in. … Continue reading

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Where is the Evidence We Need to Convict?

Day 4  Did sleep. Up before the alarm, breakfast, tea made, snacks in case we’re there late. Feed Maggie, leave extra food in case I’m late getting home. Leave early for Mercer to get a parking spot nearer the street … Continue reading

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Where is the Evidence We need to Convict?

  Day 4       Did sleep. Up before the alarm, breakfast, tea made, snacks in case we’re there late. Feed Maggie, leave extra food in case I’m late getting home. Leave early for Mercer to get a parking … Continue reading

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On the Third Day We All Get Serious!

Day 3 Damn alarm. This is too much like having a job. Egg, bacon, tea in thermos, drive the half hour to Mercer. Find a parking place behind the Sunoco station. Find my way in, stop to pee before I … Continue reading

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Day Two. Things Get Serious on the Jury

Day Two Wednesday. Alarm? I hate alarms, but there it is at 7:00 AM. The dog looks at me as I get up, rolls over and goes back to sleep. Shower, breakfast, dog fed and cuddled. No walks today. Drive … Continue reading

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