Category Archives: Origins

Brian Doyle – A Friend I Never Knew

Author Brian Doyle was my good friend, although I never met him. Of course, I often say that my own books define me as a human being.  If that is true, Brian Doyle can certainly say that his books define … Continue reading

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Chapter Five, The Boy Who Saved America

As a child, I learned to honor and respect people in positions of leadership and authority whether I agreed with them or not. Those people included my parents, my teachers, coaches, clergy, police officers, mail carriers, elected officials, team captains, … Continue reading

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On the Passing of Glen Campbell

As I remember singer, songwriter and entertainer Glen Campbell who passed away yesterday, the sound and significance of music becomes even more important to me. I reflect on the beauty and joy he brought to the world. My kids will … Continue reading

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Chapter Four, The Boxer

Pugilism has been a part of my life since I first donned the pair of red, vinyl boxing gloves my dad acquired using my mother’s S&H Green Stamps.  My journey continues today through my involvement with the Guepard Boxing Club … Continue reading

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The Boxer is Coming Soon to “Tree Rings”

The first book I penned – The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas – is about the value of a human being told through the experiences of a boxer and a poet – Theagenes of Thasos who won the boxing … Continue reading

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Chapter Three, The Artist

As a young boy the first thing I ‘wanted to be’ when I grew up – other than a cowboy, of course – was an archaeologist.  Things ancient and old have fascinated me since childhood.  I believe there is a … Continue reading

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Chapter Two, Migrant Mother

The resiliency and strength of women have always amazed me.  I dedicated my first book The Olympian to my Babcia, the strongest person I ever knew.  The inner strength of a woman faced with challenge is most evident in this … Continue reading

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Stories for Memorial Day

In 2011 as I was writing Tobit and the Hoodoo Man, I was commissioned by Black Mesa Publishing Company to write a West Point football trivia book.  The book is divided into five sections, and each section required a short … Continue reading

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Migrant Mother

Available for download on June 1, 2017 … Tree Rings, Chapter Two, Migrant Mother. “The mother is adept at many things.  She is very good at making babies, better still at caring for them.  She has, does and will continue … Continue reading

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Cowboy

I am pleased to present the first installment of my new book Tree Rings.  There is not a man I know born in my generation who did not at one time in his youth yearn to be a cowboy.  Chapter … Continue reading

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