Get Waiting for Westmoreland, Tenth Anniversary Edition, ON SALE ’til December 31

Time is running out to get the print edition in time for holiday gift giving. Act soon! But good news–more eBook sellers now have it. Order it right up until Christmas and still get it to your friends or family! See the sale details below the following summary.   It’s been ten years since Waiting for Westmoreland […]

Download The Fountain–FREE for the 2017 Holidays

Download The Fountain for FREE—tomorrow and any of the next four days: December 14 through the 18th.  It goes back to the regular price on the 19th. Don’t miss out! See snippets from just three of the reviews that we have received. Read the rest of these and other reviews on the Amazon page. “The Twilight Zone Meets Philip […]

Waiting for Westmoreland Tenth Anniversary Edition available NOW!

It’s been ten years since Waiting for Westmoreland came out. Yes, the title refers to that general from Vietnam. But the book is really about how my experience in Vietnam put me on a quest to reform myself and make the world a better place. I have continued on that path to enlightenment over the […]

Building Toward a Future–Turning Abandoned Homes to Good Use

From a Southern Poverty Law Center message came this interesting story. A woman incarcerated in an Indianapolis prison heard a mayoral candidate describe the problem of 10,000 abandoned homes and lots in the city. She had a “eureka” moment as the SPLC described it. People like herself, imprisoned for years not only had trouble getting […]

Two Great New Reviews of Waiting for Westmoreland

Waiting for Westmoreland is a memoir I first published only in paper (no Kindle in 2007!). A special tenth anniversary edition is coming for the holidays. In the meantime, two reviews of the Kindle edition recently appeared on Amazon. Here are some excerpts: From SkyWriter’s 5-star review comes this, Here we have a book that […]

Five Presidents Transcend Politics for Hurricane Relief

Yes, it’s that time again–offering a positive note on today’s news. This month’s co-sponsors of the We Are the World Blogfest are: Shilpa Garg, Sylvia McGrath, Mary Giese, Belinda Witzenhausen and Guilie Castillo. Now and then, presidents rise above politics. There are five living former American Presidents. They all attended a the One America Appeal concert […]

Where Nightmares Come From

A break from Waiting for Westmoreland this week, for this tidbit from the writing group this week. It stemmed from the word “nightmare” in a “Nauseous Nocturne,” by Calvin and Hobbes cartoonist Bill Watterson. I remarked on my first exposure to it that it reads like a combination of Edgar Allan Poe and Arlo Guthrie […]

Hello Dali–Life in a Vietnam Basecamp

Here’s another installment of Waiting for Westmoreland excerpts. This time in Vietnam. Next time back in the US. Maybe the opening hook–or maybe later for that. 🙂  Only a Salvador Dali painting could do justice to life at Bearcat. It was that surreal. Eating, sleeping, showering were all so different even from the austerities of […]

Victory Memorial Drive–Where I Grew Up

Last Thursday, September 21st, I posted an item commemorating the 50th anniversary of my arrival in Vietnam on Views from Eagle Peak. It’s no coincidence that the Ken Burns and Lynn Novick series about the Vietnam War began and continues on PBS overlapping that anniversary. If you haven’t yet seen it, go to the PBS […]

Scenes from Other Lives

This looks promising, to me, for at least a short story. Let me know what you think. Thanks. “I’m seeing strange things, people on a beach. They’re talking in languages I don’t understand,” Ned said. “It’s been happening to me too—right now in fact,” Jeff turned and looked down the sidewalk to a beach that […]