Category Archives: Relating to Cologne No. 10 for Men

“The Vietnam War,” Episode Two, PBS

I was still in high school when John F. Kennedy was elected President. I remember discussions in our Protestant Republican family and community about whether a Catholic should be elected President (the consensus was that he would not take orders from … Continue reading

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“The Vietnam War,” Part 1, on PBS

Last night my wife and I watched the first part of the PBS documentary series, “The Vietnam War,” directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick. We married fifty years ago, a few months after we met while I was still in Infantry Officer … 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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Cav Takes Over Khe Sanh

    Yesterday my wife was going through a box of old papers when she came upon the April 24, 1968 edition of the Cavalair, the 1st Air Cavalry Division newspaper. When she handed it to me, I was instantly plunged … Continue reading

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Mixed up in NOLA

NOLA? What’s that? I was mixed up.  (I finally figured out that it’s New Orleans, Louisiana. Duh.) We spent last week in NOLA selling my novels in an Exhibit Hall booth at the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly at the New Orleans Convention Center. Books … 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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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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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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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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