Category Archives: Canoedling In Cleveland

“The Vietnam War,” Episode Two, PBS

[What follows is a brief summary of Episode Two of the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick Special “The Vietnam War” along with my personal commentaries, songs, and writings about where I was during this period. – Former 1Lt. Richard Morris, A Co. 2nd Bn 5th Cavalry, … Continue reading

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Who believes in Zombies?

Saturday, October 14. I do, for one. I’ve seen them. I’ve seen them running toward me, screaming and hollering. I had to run away to save myself. There’s one now. Look out!     Look for our booth, too:   … Continue reading

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“The Real Threat: Us or Them” – Southern Fried Karma reviews Masjid Morning

I was pleased to see on Facebook last week that Southern Fried Karma Press had placed a review of Masjid Morning and another novel on their blog. It is entitled “The Real Threat: Us or Them? by Emery Duffey | Jul 12, 2017 | Southern Culture, Southern … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Creative writing is a fine art at AWP

The AWP Conference & Bookfair organized by The Association of Writers & Writing Programs  returned to Washington, D.C. this weekend – February 9-11, 2017 – for its 50th anniversary conference, the largest literary conference in North America, filling the cavernous … Continue reading

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Zombies in Hyattsville and Doggies in Takoma Park

On Saturday, October first, we peddled our wares at the Hyattsville (MD) Elementary School PTA Zombie Run. The weather was wet, but that didn’t stop the intrepid racers as they zigged and zagged up and down the hills of  town in pursuit of victory … Continue reading

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Arts and Ales!

Saturday, September 10, you’ll find us hawking our books at home, a few blocks from where we live, at the Hyattsville [Maryland] Arts & Ales Festival, at the 4300 blocks of Gallatin and Farragut Streets. Buy a tasting pass and … Continue reading

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Michell Spoden interview of Richard Morris

Reprinted from Recovering The Self, A Journal of Hope and Healing, 8-29-2016 Canoedling in Cleveland: A Chat with Richard Morris Ernest / 23 hours ago by Michell Spoden Canoes are one of the oldest sources of travel through the rivers. They … Continue reading

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