For many years, listening to Garrison Keillor’s “Writer’s Almanac” was part of my daily regimen. Two years ago, Mr. Keillor ‘crossed the line’ and I abandoned his daily offerings. Continue reading Crossing the Line… again
The Way is Safe
The Whisper of God
Jesus and The Leper
Leon Uris and Love of Country
Fifty-one years ago – nearly to the day – I read Leon Uris’s novel of Berlin in the aftermath of WWII, Armageddon. I still retain that first edition though the dustcover no longer exists. I read the book over a weekend in the spring of my senior year at the United States Air Force Academy. I am a slow reader, but I devoured this 632-page novel in two days, a personal record. Continue reading Leon Uris and Love of Country
Chapter Six, The Last Jew in Vinnitsa
I read this morning – March 6, 2022 – that the Russians have completely destroyed the Vinnytsia [Vinnitsa] Regional Airport in Ukraine. Whenever I hear the name of the town – Vinnitsa – I think of this photo. It has been many years since I first discovered this photo. Five years ago, I wrote this post. I have quoted Holocaust survivor and the late Elie Wiesel many times. I am compelled to do it again… Continue reading Chapter Six, The Last Jew in Vinnitsa
I Do Choose
A leper came to Jesus and said to him, “If you choose, you can make me clean.” Jesus smiled, stretched out his hand, and said to him, “I do choose. Be made clean!” Immediately, the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.
Included in The Vitruvian Man’s Book of Hours
Saturday, Sunrise, Opening Verse
Requesting Help in Haiti
Twenty years ago, I penned the opening sentence to my first novel, The Olympian, A Tale of Ancient Hellas.
“I was 12-years-old when my father took me to my first Olympic Games.”