Category Archives: Writing

Hearts and Hours

The last night I spent in a hospital was early March of 1957. I checked out of my mother and into the hospital on March 1st of that year and I’ve never been back since. That streak is about to … Continue reading

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December 18, 1941

Thursday, December 18, 1941 Christmas is one week from today. The excitement of children grows and the scurrying of adults increases. Imagine this date in 1941, however. Christmas is still one week from today, but Pearl Harbor occurred only 11 … Continue reading

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The Perfect Christmas Gift

Giving someone a new idea or perspective is a perfect gift. So is the gift of laughter or even a good cry. When you give someone a book, you give someone any and all of those thoughts and emotions. Most … Continue reading

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Florida–And a Little World War II History–Here I Come!

I’ll be winging my way to Florida today to spend a week with Al. I’m sure there will be many adventures and lots of barbecue. In fact, in keeping with tradition, our first stop, which is just outside the Orlando-Sanford … Continue reading

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My Cousin, My Grandpa, and Chief Pontiac

My post from August 11th of this year concerning the news of 1943 generated a very interesting response from my older cousin Chuck who lives in Cincinnati. In that post, I discussed the need to be accurate when writing historical … Continue reading

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Trailer for The Secret of Their Midnight Tears

Hope you enjoy this trailer for The Secret of Their Midnight Tears. I thought this work of fiction was best illustrated by real people and mementos taken from my mom’s scrapbooks.

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World War II Became More Than Just “A Thing”

World War II was only 12 years in the past when I was born. For me, “the war” was this thing. Clearly, it was the focal point of my parents’ lives and of the lives of all their friends, but … Continue reading

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