Archive | 2020

Significant American Military Aircraft

In the second century of powered manned flight, it is appropriate to step back and review the evolution of military aviation. How did the United States achieve its current dominance in the air? Many factors have played a role, innovations by aerospace engineers from many nations, the visionary ideas of a few individuals, and the […]

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The Gold Game

Tuscorora Nevada, a booming gold mining town in the 1860’s, stirs to life when prospector Desert Pete and aerospace finance executive Rod Stearman exploit state-of-the-art technology to recover millions the old timers never could. But when a Hazmat scare threatens to expose the operation, and a forensic accountant uncovers criminal activity in the aerospace company’s […]

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Once Around San Diego Bay

“One Lap Around San Diego Bay” gives San Diegans and visitors a guide to San Diego Bay along with the background to understand and appreciate their experience. San Diego boasts world class attractions: USS Midway, Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego National Wildlife Refuge, Hotel del Coronado, that every first time San […]

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Getting it down on paper

Getting the words down on paper is simply the first requirement for any writer.  Most, I’d guess, simply sit in front of their laptops (the new Underwood of yore) and pound away at the keys.  I tried for a long time, and just can’t get anything like reasonable work done that way.  My way is […]

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Miscellaneous

My favorite sport is baseball, but not the American League where the DH ruins the wonderful symmetry of the game. I root for the home town Padres, and always for the Cubs. Why the Cubs? Ernie Banks, perhaps the best role model a kid could ever have. “Let’s play two.” My favorite car is any […]

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Baseball

Baseball has been a lifelong passion for me. I played as a kid in Little League, in Babe Ruth League including on a team that won the State Championship, in high school, at all three of the high schools I attended. I played as a young man in college, as the publicity pose above shows, […]

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Colored Covers

For years, all of my book covers were laid out to the exact same format, if only because I liked it. The only difference was the background color. Each category boasts a different color, chosen by me for what may seem to some to be bizarre reasons. All the Senior Fiction book backgrounds are brown […]

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Ideas – Where I get them

I’m often asked, “Where do you get your ideas?”  Well, I did get the nickname ‘Old Weird Don’ at a very early age.  Seriously, for me story ideas and scene ideas come from forcing myself to look at experiences, people, and events from different points of view.  I learned the value of this while working […]

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