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“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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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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Making a difference in the world

[This blog post was inspired by the county board of education decision to eliminate creative writing as part of the creative and performing arts program at our local middle school. For local people, here is the link to the petition to … Continue reading

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History Lives in Westlake

In July, we participated in the Westlake [Ohio] Historical Society Vintage Antique & Craft Festival, which may seem like an unusual venue for selling my books. But all of my novels are historical: Canoedling in Cleveland pictures life in Cleveland from teenagers’ … Continue reading

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Did it happen here?

Maryland is a southern state with a history of tobacco plantations, slaves, sharecropping, tenant farms, and Jim Crow. Harriett Tubman and Frederick Douglass were slaves here. There were forty-three lynchings, and school segregation survived into the nineteen seventies. There were … Continue reading

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