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Author Interview – Billy Ray Chitwood

Tweet In an earlier post, I reviewed Mama’s Madness by Billy Ray Chitwood.  The following interview hopes to get more acquainted. Blurb A story inspired by a northern California news account a few years ago … Some of the details in this fictional penning are true. Some of the details are exaggerated and are simply […]

Why Write a Novel About Murder? A Bunk on Death Row

Tweet I am currently working on a ”historical fiction’ book with the Edgar Smith murder case as the background for an alternative outcome of the actual events. I’ve been steadily researching and writing for the last five months, and hope to have it completed by midyear 2015. In the coming weeks and months I will […]

About An Artist and Activist Named Swoon

Tweet Sherm Sharma and Melena Ryzick of the NY Times put together a captivating video about Caledonia Curry, an artist who also goes by the name of Swoon. She started her art career as a street artist who would do things like use bolt cutters to get into a fenced-in condemned building in order to […]

Trauma Sets Female Veterans Adrift Back Home

Tweet     This is a New York Times article about PTSD and homelessness among female military veterans, a serious problem for our time that demands our attention. Sexual trauma in the military. http://nyti.ms/XHRUIw  Related articles Homeless Female Veterans: All Too Often, a ‘Double Betrayal of Trust’ Female Veterans Are Fastest Growing Segment of Homeless […]

In coaching, we’re all interim

Tweet This is an article in the Washington Post by John Feinstein, a great friend of West Point athletics. The subject is basketball, a sport near to my heart. It’s about the season that has unfolded for the St Louis Billikens this year after they lost their head coach, Rick Majerus, to heart disease.  It […]

High Tide on Blizzard Day

Tweet   This is a YouTube video of the Blizzard that hit the East Coast on Feb 9, 2013.  The footage is the high tide surf out in front of our home at Cape Newagen, Maine. http://youtu.be/7Fw7ITC1jd0 Did you enjoy this article? Subscribe to my blog and you’ll never miss my periodic posts! Just enter your […]

Review of “Southeast to Panama” – Robert C. Devine

Tweet Devine’s lifelong passion for sailing serves him well as a crewman aboard a catamaran sailboat bound from Puerto Vallarta to Fort Lauderdale via the Panama Canal.  Indeed, he casts himself as the narrator and protagonist in this tale of adventure, intrigue and romance. The plot revolves around a disparate hired crew of four men […]

Dust Off Your 10 Minute Play for the “Pint-Size Competition” in the UK!

Tweet   The original deadline for this competition has passed, but the basic info is still interesting! This is a competition that last year had 235 entries from around the world for the top 10 entries.  There is a small entry fee.  You can submit a play electronically.  The plays are all performed in pubs, […]

Review of Such is Life – Jeri Walker-Bickett

Tweet Jeri Walker-Bickett says in her introduction to her collection of short stories Such is Life that the stories “reflect the attitude that sometimes stuff simply happens, and rather than reflect on it endlessly, there are times a person needs to accept things and move on. I’m drawn to characters who are a little down […]

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