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The United States of America (b. 1776, d. 1865)

July 1, 2016 is the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, PA, the high water mark of the Confederacy. After this battle, the War Between the States raged for another two years, but the South never regained the success … Continue reading

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I Have Had Enough of Self-Appointed Know-It-Alls

I started as an author writing non-fiction, and I changed to writing novels later. Why? Because writing non-fiction has challenges that novelists rarely encounter – “know-it-alls.” My non-fiction book, “Muzzle-Loading Artillery for Reenactors,” is based on over 20 years’ experience … Continue reading

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You Must Have an Agent, And Other Myths about Publishing

For years, I thought that the only way to get published was to be represented by a literary agent.  The publishing industry perpetuates this myth – just look at how much Writer’s Digest talks about finding and keeping agents if … Continue reading

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The Courage to be Unpopular

It is sad that my generation, and the ones that followed, are so hyper-concerned about conformance to the current fickle, fashionable, popular thought that anyone who stands up for what’s right, for what’s true, for what’s proper, for what’s unpopular, is … Continue reading

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By What Right?

Honestly, when did having a different opinion or belief become synonymous with being evil or despicable?  In the past week I’ve been called a loser, a homophobe, a racist, a hillbilly, a nazi, a redneck, an uneducated fool, a backward-brained … Continue reading

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Tolerance

As I watch the news about recent events, I keep hearing jubilant spokesmen telling me that I must be tolerant of their cause and their victory or I’m an evil, backwards, despicable person.  Since when is holding to differing opinions or … Continue reading

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Mantra

When it comes to deciding what’s best for us (individually and collectively), will we blindly follow the opinions of celebrities, celebutants, overpaid athletes, and spokesmen and women who live lives far removed from our lives, or will we think for … Continue reading

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