Warriors and Patriots

Warriors and Patriots

“American Indians Serve in the U.S. Military in Greater Numbers Than Any Other Ethnic Group”           That Huffington Post headline did not surprise me.   Every Indian pow wow I’ve attended has begun with a color guard of military veterans leading the dancers in the...
Watch Your Language!

Watch Your Language!

(Disclaimer: I won’t go into the question of whether Shakespeare wrote all those plays and poems or someone else did.  It doesn’t matter here.  Someone wrote them and did a helluva job.) I appreciate the reverence accorded William Shakespeare, but also am amused by...
The Devil’s Walking Parody

The Devil’s Walking Parody

With monstrous head and sickening cry. and ears like errant wings, The Devil’s walking parody on all four-footed things. G.K. Chesterton (1874- 1936)             I have no idea how many characters, real and fictional, I’ve met in thirty-seven years of historical...
True or False?

True or False?

            The Old King’s Highway chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently invited me to speak at their meeting.  I always enjoy visiting with members of the D.A.R.  Not only are they nice people, they’re one of the few organizations that focus on...
Connecting the Thoughts

Connecting the Thoughts

            Now and then someone will ask where I get my ideas.  I resist the temptation to give Isaac Asimov’s answer: “A post office box in Cleveland.”  I skip from one era, event, person, or country to another for my novels, so curiosity about what inspires them is...

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