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

“Our universe is vast. Achingly beautiful. Remarkably simple in some ways, intricately complex in others.”

Dr. Kip Thorne

Nobel laureate

“Can you believe that sometimes the idea obtrudes…whether it has been well that I have sought civilization with its bothersome concomitants and whether it would not be better even now…to return to the darkness and most sacred wilds of our country and there to vegetate and expire silently, happily and forgotten as do the birds of the air and the beasts of the field.”

Ely S. Parker,

Seneca Chief and Union General

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