Author Archives: richardmorrisauthor

Back to the scene of …

Fifty years ago when I was stationed at Ft. Polk, Louisiana, preparing to leave for Vietnam, my new wife and I spent a “honeymoon” weekend in New Orleans. Now we are back, celebrating fifty years and selling my “social justice … Continue reading

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Bullish Research

Sorry, stock market fans, this is about a different kind of stock. Saturday night June 7 we experienced Dave Martin’s Bullride Mania at Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds in Crownsville, Maryland, north of Annapolis. It was a trip. Thousands gathered to … Continue reading

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Once Again, Real Life Copies Fiction, this time in New Jersey

In my blog post of January 4, 2017, “Life Imitates Fiction . . . Again (Or is it the other way around?),” I reported that the town of Culpeper, Virginia tried to block the building of a mosque by denying … Continue reading

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Masjid Morning a Finalist in 2017 International Book Awards

  I am happy to say that Masjid Morning has won a Finalist Award in the Fiction: Romance category of the 2017 International Book Awards. Three hundred winners and finalists were announced out of fifteen hundred entries. For a complete … Continue reading

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Go Green, Man

  Saturday and Sunday, we joined the 13th Annual Green Man Festival in Greenbelt, Maryland, “celebrating the star whose light and warmth has brought life to our planet.” But the festival also continues to be a leafy green one that encourages planting of … Continue reading

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Give me sanctuary . . .

But what does it mean? — lots of different things to lots of different people, whether you are debating the meaning of song lyrics or whether your city should become one.  About two weeks ago was “sanctuary” week for me. It started on … Continue reading

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Getting to Know Our Muslim Neighbors

On Sunday, my wife and I had the pleasure of attending the Mary Anne & Richard Cavicchi Christian Education Seminar on “Getting to Know Our Muslim Neighbors: An Introduction to Islamic Beliefs and Practices” at the Rocky River (OH) United … Continue reading

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Kensington Day of the Book 2017!

It’s that time again. Mid-April  brings the Kensington International Day of the book. This year we’ll have four books to offer–Cologne No. 10 For Men, Well Considered, Canoedling in Cleveland, and my new one, Masjid Morning. We’re excited that we … Continue reading

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The Book Club Rush — Just a week to go!

That’s right. There’s only one week to go until our Bridging Cultural Gaps Book Club [Thursday, April 13, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at the Hyattsville (MD) Municipal Building, 4310 Gallatin Street]. The BCGBC was founded to build community by exploring cultural differences through literature … Continue reading

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Close to home

It’s sometimes said that a person’s gifts and talents are rarely appreciated by those close to them. So I feel really honored that both my first novel, Cologne No. 10 for Men, and my most recent, Masjid Morning, soon will be featured in … Continue reading

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