Earlier Musings

Dunkirk Manx Omission

Dunkirk Manx Omission

If you’ve seen the movie Dunkirk, you know that it was not a British victory, but snatching disaster from the jaws of defeat (click here). Amazingly, an armada of civilian small craft were able to assist the Royal Navy in … Continue reading → ...
High School Class Reunion

High School Class Reunion

Before I begin, let me say that I did not have a lot of school spirit when I graduated from Claremont High (CHS) in 1967.? For those of you doing the basic math, yes, it has been 50 years since … Continue reading → ...
Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

Before I begin, I’d like to warn any readers that believe that the Twin Towers were destroyed by the CIA, that the Illuminati still exists (especially if you believe they are in any way associated with Freemasonry), that the Knights … Continue reading → ...
Fake News, Altnews and Alternative Facts

Fake News, Altnews and Alternative Facts

Nowadays, fake news, alternative news (#altnews),and alternative facts are hot topics. Both sides of the political spectrum accuse the other of engaging in the practice while doing the same themselves. They both claim they want objective news. But does such … Continue reading → ...
George MacDonald Fraser Interview , Father of Flashman- Part 2

George MacDonald Fraser Interview , Father of Flashman- Part 2

  This is the second part of my 1995 interview with George MacDonald Fraser on the Isle of Man.  His knowledge of history shown in his books, gained without a formal degree, was impressive.  I went to my first writers … Continue reading → ...
George MacDonald Fraser, Father of Flashman

George MacDonald Fraser, Father of Flashman

Back in 1995, when I was living on the Isle of Man, I was able to interview George MacDonald Fraser (click for more info).? I was the vice-chairman of Clan Fraser Society of North America (even though I had moved … Continue reading → ...
I believe in Santa Claus

I believe in Santa Claus

Doubting the existence of Santa is not new.? On September 21, 1897, the editor of The New York Sun newspaper published a reply to a letter from a an 8 year-old girl that has become a classic.? In it, he … Continue reading → ...
Cozy Mystery

Cozy Mystery

My next book, The St. Nicholas Murders, is what is known as a “cozy mystery.”? That brings to mind sitting in front of a warm fire, sipping tea and uttering, “My, my,” as one reads the yellowing pages of a … Continue reading → ...
Alexander Rossi

Alexander Rossi

As stated in my The Union newspaper column on Saturday, September 10th (click here to read), recently I had a telephone interview with Alexander Rossi.? It was Wednesday, August 31st, and he was standing in line at airport security, getting … Continue reading → ...
Gaining a Friend through Aussie Rescue

Gaining a Friend through Aussie Rescue

On Monday, June 20th, Kelly and I finished the adoption process for Cordon Bleu through Aussie Rescue.? I never knew adopting a dog had so much paperwork.? We agreed to many things, including that we would never give Cordon Bleu, … Continue reading → ...
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