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November 8, 2017
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MY “BLIND PIG” NEEDS BETA READERS

BLIND PIG, my focus for today, is a bit different than last week when I posted a copy of an article in a Washington, DC, TheHill.com, featuring my thoughts on how the federal government could cut the bloated budget without firing … Continue reading

October 12, 2017
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READERS SPEAK – I LISTEN AND LEARN

Detroit Mafia/Thorn Birds Series Update Last year about this time I released the first book in a new series about the Detroit Mafia in the 1970s.  Well, believe it or not, I’ve done it again.  I’ve released the second edition … Continue reading

September 14, 2017
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Call for Detroit Mafia Experts

Oh, oh – – I’ve become a “research-aholic!” Seriously, it’s an addiction I’ve acquired as I develop my historical fiction series on the Detroit mafia in the 1970s and 80s. Yes, it’s fiction I’m writing, but wow does the real life … Continue reading

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

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 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