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July 20, 2017
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DETROIT RIOTS – 50 YEARS AGO

Detroit 1967 – I Was There! In some ways it seems like yesterday.  Fifty years ago I was a young teacher working on my doctorate at Wayne State University in Detroit.  On Sunday, July 23rd, I listened to Ernie Harwell’s play-by-play … Continue reading

June 13, 2017
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DETROIT THORN BIRDS AUTHOR – – – ON ANOTHER WILD RIDE!

Building a Mountain Home In a previous blog I shared information about my wild ride from Florida to the mountains of western North Carolina. When we decided to build our home here I thought the wild rides were over.  Little … Continue reading

May 11, 2017
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FROM WHEELER TO WAYNE STATE

Who would have ever thought — a farm kid from Indiana who was so pigeon-toed he wore corrective shoes; who attended eleven different elementary schools; who spoke with a lisp; who couldn’t read until the fifth grade; who had one … Continue reading

April 27, 2017
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BUILDING A HOUSE IS LIKE WRITING A BOOK

Over the last few years Lin and I have been engaged in writing and marketing my books.  It consumed much of our free time, but all that changed when we started building a new home. At first we didn’t understand … Continue reading

April 15, 2017
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WILD RIDE TO WEAVERVILLE

Greetings, Today I’m continuing the wild ride story I started in my last post. We began our wild ride as we left Florida where we had lived for many years.  And YES, as my title says our wild ride ended … Continue reading

April 1, 2017
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REIGNITING MY BLOG—NO JOKE!

Yes, I really am getting back onboard with my blog. While April 1st is often the day to fool people and play jokes, I won’t be fooling you.  I’m coming out of my blogging hiatus.  Rather than making periodic posts, you’ll be … Continue reading

November 28, 2016
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SAX CLUB – New Book About Detroit Mafia in 1970s Released

Hi Everyone.  I hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving and were able to enjoy time with family and friends. Book Launch in Detroit I’m happy to report that the launch of Sax Club: Thorn Birds of Detroit Confront Mafia, my … Continue reading

September 13, 2016
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Sax Club is Gone But the Memories Live On!

At dinner Friday night a new acquaintance asked me “How do you come up with story ideas for your books?” “Be careful what you say” I teased. “My ideas come from my life and that of friends and new people … Continue reading

September 5, 2016
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DETROIT: RECOLLECTIONS OF THE BEGINNING

On a recent visit to Detroit I stopped by Western High School where I started my teaching career.  Having undergone a $28 million dollar renovation, the place looked brand new; it has been renamed Western International High School and is … Continue reading