Monthly Archives: October 2014

Fact or Fiction in Vietnam

In preparation for the October 25, 2014 (9:00 a.m.) book club discussion of Cologne No. 10 For Men at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, MD, I thought I would prepare a detailed breakdown on what is fact and what is fiction in the novel, … Continue reading

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Two Points of View on Columbus Day

Writers must always be concerned about point of view. Here are two views of Columbus Day, one by supporters, and the other by proponents of Indigenous People’s Day. They bring to mind the issues of peace and justice, which are themes in my … Continue reading

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The great canoe race . . .

Chapter 2 of Canoedling in Cleveland is entitled, “Racing Randy.” Protagonist Jeff and friend Randy are pitted against each other in a swimming race across Hinckley Lake near Cleveland where swimming is prohibited. It’s all to impress Lori, their companion adventurer. … Continue reading

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Takoma Park, Ohio . . . or is it Cleveland, Maryland?

Who would have ever thought there would be so many people at the Takoma Park (MD) Street Festival with links to Cleveland, Ohio? I was amazed by how many people came up to my booth to tell their Cleveland connections and … Continue reading

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Sy Mohr’s Reception

Last night, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending a reception for artist Sy Mohr, 91. The reception was held at his exhibit of fifty or more of his paintings at the Gallery of Art at Bowie State … Continue reading

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Whose boots on the ground?

“The Pentagon’s newest fighter jet saw combat for the first time on Monday during the U.S.-led attacks against Islamic militants inside Syria. The F-22 Raptor made its fighting debut nearly nine years after the Air Force took delivery of the … Continue reading

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