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Veteran’s Day 2019

Those of us that served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America during the Vietnam War cannot forget that traumatic time in our history. May we not be forgotten.

Wednesday Quick Quotes

“In winter, when the green earth lies resting beneath a blanket of snow, this is the time for storytelling. The Storytellers begin by calling upon those who came before who passed the stories down … Read More

A Day of Remembrance

This Memorial Day I have someone special to remember–the grandfather I never met.  In fact, I had never known much of anything about Fred Harmon Cooper, the person after whom I am named. He … Read More

Trainwriting

Irvine Welsh’s novel Trainspotting, published in 1996, follows a group of heroin addicts in an economically depressed area of Edinburgh, Scotland, and their passage through life. Over the last year, I have enjoyed hours … Read More

At What Cost?

“I will, at all costs, retain my capacity for outrage and not forget that there was once a time when dignity, intelligence, honesty and statesmanship were traits we desired and demanded in our leaders. … Read More

To ISBN or Not to ISBN

More and more I read about self-published authors not bothering to obtain and register an ISBN. The International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a 13-digit number that uniquely identifies books. Sellers need them to … Read More