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MY LIFE IN THE MILITARY: Final Episode: Making the World Safe for Democracy, One Autobahn at a Time

So, if you’re interested in the rest of the story, let’s take a look at the demanding job I took on… (For those  who have read the previous posts on this topic, you already know that in 1970 I went from expecting to risk  life … Continue reading

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AN ALL-TOO-BRIEF VISIT TO CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA

Carmel-by-the-Sea. Ridiculously charming. Incredibly costly (a nice 1500- square-foot bungalow might be yours for only $1,200,000, but wouldn’t you prefer a great ocean view at $5M or, hey, why not $10M?).  But all so full of character it’s well worth … Continue reading

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MAX IN FRANCE – a bittersweet tale of bear love, longing and devotion

Max was a troubled bear. Sure he traveled frequently.  Enjoyed the sights and the companionship of his friends.  But there was more to the bear than met the eye.  His bowtie said it all:  the red-white-blue tricolore of France, a fond but … Continue reading

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MY CAREER IN THE MILITARY: PART FIVE: No Way to Start the Day

(Dear Reader – You may wish to read parts 1-4  in the Archives to the right before jumping into this story.) So there I was, having avoided military service in some clammy tent in Vietnam, or—worse still—as a forward observer … Continue reading

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CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MAN: Stand Back If You See Me Coming Your Way

Some people have been known to suggest that I am a bit clumsy. I believe the word “klutz” has been used on more than one occasion. As for me, I have a different take on this: I tend to move … Continue reading

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CORRIDOR OF DARKNESS WINS TOP AWARDS FOR QUALITY FICTION!

Two highly-respected professional reviewing groups dedicated to acknowledging quality independent fiction have recognized my debut espionage thriller Corridor of Darkness: A Novel of Nazi Germany with their top awards. Awesome Indies (AIA) gives the novel its gold Seal of Excellence, with one of their … Continue reading

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CONFESSIONS OF A MONTANA BACK-TO-THE-LANDER: The Bear Facts

All right, ‘fess up. Haven’t you ever wanted to shuck it all and take off for parts unknown, make a grand break from everyday frustrations? So how’s this for a suggestion? Pack up some minimal belongings along with family pets, … Continue reading

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YOU MADE THE CORRIDOR OF DARKNESS PARTY A SUCCESS!

Thursday’s book launch  for Corridor of Darkness: a Novel of Nazi Germany was not only a great party (over 110 came to Mraz Brewing Company), but your generous contributions raised over $400 for Fat Kitty City non-profit animal sanctuary (http://www.fatkittycity.org). My heartfelt … Continue reading

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READY FOR THE CORRIDOR OF DARKNESS LAUNCH PARTY?

Don’t forget the launch party for Thursday 11/21 from five to seven pm at Mraz Brewing Company, 2222 Francisco Drive, El Dorado Hills CA And if you’d prefer to go incognito, reach for that fedora, that veiled hat, anything 1930s style, or even dress … Continue reading

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COME TO THE LAUNCH PARTY FOR MY NOVEL!

Dear friends, blog followers and readers who live in the Greater Sacramento area, You are invited to come celebrate the release of my debut novel Corridor of Darkness, a book Kirkus Reviews calls “rife with historical intrigue.” It’s Thursday, November 21st from … Continue reading

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