Monthly Archives: July 2017

Now Announcing the Boots Poffenberger Bobble Head

My old friend, Boots Poffenberger is back in the news, as the Washington County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has announced that its “mystery bobble head,” to be given away at the August 12th Hagerstown Suns game against the West Virginia … Continue reading

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Victory Seeds to the Rescue!

“Fiction” is a story that didn’t happen, but must be written as though it could have. This is especially true for historical fiction, and sometimes insuring the accuracy of one scene or even one sentence can take more time than … Continue reading

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At a recent graduation brunch, I was sitting next to a young lady at the Queen Street Diner in Strasburg who ordered scrapple. After it arrived, she inquired what was in it. Her mistake should be readily apparent: You don’t … Continue reading

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Not “4th of July”

Happy Independence Day! Yes, Independence Day. Fourth of July conjures up images of picnics and fireworks, fun things to be sure, but I fear such things have become our only association with what should be a sacred holiday. This date … Continue reading

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