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December 3, 2017
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Matt Lauer, Cohorts – Worse Than Steve Schilling, Sex Addict

Yes, I created a sex addict named Steve Schilling.  Please note I said “created.”  I’m a fiction writer, so I believe it’s okay to make my characters a bit irregular.  I did a lot of research and then used my … Continue reading

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 29, 2017
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Federal Budget Cuts Made Simple

Fiction Writer Proposes Strategy to Cut Federal Budget? After reading my blogs, you’re probably wondering why is a fiction writer proposing a strategy to cut the federal budget?  Well, in some ways the two go hand-in-hand.  For two decades, now, … Continue reading

October 26, 2017
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More Changes to SAX CLUB

In my last post, I indicated I had “de-sexed” SAX CLUB and released a  Second Edition of the first book on the Detroit mafia in the 1970s and 80s.  I’m sure you shook your head.  “Geez, Cochran hasn’t even released … 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

July 28, 2017
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Live with Les – The Detroit Riots

Hello Friends and Fans, The Detroit Riots of 1967 made a huge impact on the future of Detroit.  I was there and I’m about to share some of my experiences with you.  Have you watched Facebook Live before?  That’s where … 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

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

May 4, 2017
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Detroit Schools

Hi Friends and Readers.  As you know I have started posting blogs on a regular schedule but sometimes I enjoy a little change-up.  I hope you do as well. My new series, Detroit Thorn Birds, is historical fiction about the … Continue reading