New and Improved

Friends, this is the newer updated blog, different from the old one. The previous blog can be found here:
but I will no longer be posting to it.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Happy Holidays!

December 21, 2017
Hi, All!
    First of all, I want to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and wonderful holidays and Happy New Year!  I hope all of you have a great time with family, friends, and others special to you.
     This will be a quick note, and you will soon see why.......
      Take a look at the picture attached to this post.  Yes, I really did break my leg playing soccer.  So, this brings up the question: "Why, at my age, did I think I could still play soccer?"  It's funny, but I don't feel like I'm getting older -- even though my body reminds me of this just about every day now.  Age is nothing but a number -- until a person gets hurt!  I'm posing with a baseball bat instead of a soccer ball because a dear friend of mine did some fast work on the picture to show my leg stuck out like this.  Ouch!  So, the reason this note will be short is it is still difficult for me to sit at the computer for any length of time.  I think I'm going to have to start typing while standing up!
    A soccer injury isn't a very "romantic" injury to report, so I think I should change my story to something like I broke my leg while saving some children from a burning building.  Or, how about I threw myself in front of an out-of-control car to save an elderly person who was crossing the street?  How about saying I hurt the leg while falling off an elephant?  If you can think of a better story I can use, please send it along to me.
     Again, Happy Holidays!  And a happy and blessed 2018 for us all!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Author Website Updated!

December 2, 2017
Hi, All!
     First of all, I'd like to wish everyone a happy, healthy, and wonderful holiday season!
     My note this morning is just to let everyone know my author website has just been updated.  The work on the site was done by the incredibly talented Bobbie Combs of ""  If you are an author or are thinking about starting your own website to showcase your writings, take a look at her work.  Bobbie is simply amazing -- and a delight to work with.
      Here is the address of my author website:
Please check out the site and let me know what you think of it and the changes.  I'm always trying to make it more "user friendly," so I'd appreciate any comments/suggestions you might have.
    I'm also writing to let you know I'm now deep into the background research for my next book.  This book will tell the story of some amazing events that took place during WWII, a story that has so many implications for what we do in this world today.  I'm once again writing about a pioneer and true American hero. In doing my background research, I'm currently more than a little stuck because I can't find a piece of information I badly need for this story. However, the investigation, the digging out the details, is pure joy for me.  It is the "thrill of the chase" in tracking down the details that makes this part of the writing so much fun -- and such a challenge.  I'll find the information I need, but I'm guessing I'll have a lot more rocks to turn over before I finally locate it.......
      I'll attach a picture to this post to show you an item that will be a major player in this story -- that's all the hint I'm going to give now.  Check back here from time to time for updates!
    One final note today: I also wanted to mention that my documentary film "The Story of Shelley v. Kraemer" is still showing at the Missouri History Museum in St. Louis, Missouri.  The documentary, which was nominated for the Sundance Film Festival, is part of their wonderful exhibit: "#1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis."  The documentary will continue to be shown continuously in the exhibit until the exhibit ends on April 15, 2018. There is no admission fee for the exhibit or the film, so if you are in the area over the holidays (or next spring), you might want to stop by the museum.  The museum has quite a number of exhibits, all of which are really fun to go through.
     Again, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season!