10 Things I Learned about Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Although the name of my vintage postcard book is The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, one of the chapters is about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Qualla Boundary. 477 more words

My Books

The Bernard Baruch Bench of Inspiration

On today’s bike ride I stopped in Lafayette Square Park (MAP) to eat my lunch.  And as I was sitting on a bench near the Andrew Jackson statue in the middle of the park, I noticed a bronze plaque on a granite base next to the bench. 759 more words


Fireside Chats in Springtime

Silly me. I had this idea to write a WWII-era literary fiction novel a while back. Quite a while back.

I spent a lot of time researching in between writing scenes.

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Historical Fiction Novel

Jacob Have I Loved

Bibliographic information:

Paterson, K. (1980). Jacob have I Loved. New York:Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited

Plot description:

It all begins at birth of two twin sisters. 574 more words

Subject Area

I recently wrote in another blog that our president shouldn’t have to spell out why it is in the US best interests, not to resort to rhetoric like “radical Islamists,” because these words conflate a large, sophisticated group of cult- like thugs with the billions of peaceful Muslims around the world who practice their Islamic religion with respect for others; or why it is important for us to welcome them onto our shores, if we are to win in the war of ideologies by comparing our US practices of tolerance, generosity and fairness over theirs of hatred, cruelty and intolerance. 953 more words

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