(photo credit: https://florencechamber.com/event/veterans-day-ceremony-at-the-florence-elks-lodge) World War I, also known as “The Great War” and “The War to End All Wars, was neither great… nor did it end War. It officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or… Read more »
(Photo Credit: http://nyclq-focalpoint.blogspot.com/2013/09/always-remember-september-11.html) Strange as it sounds, September 11, 2001 started a period of time when I had the most faith and hope for this country. During my younger years, I went through the Civil Rights movement, the Cuban Missile Crisis and a whole lot of other… “earth shaking moments.” These included first loves, acne,… Read more »
A long time ago, the original North Americans, Native American tribes, were visited by “strange houses” that floated on the water. Over the ensuing centuries, many countries would lay claim to parts of what is now the United States. Thirteen English colonies eventually were clustered up and down the east coast; the ancestors of those… Read more »
My dad passed in 1981, sometimes that seems like a “forever ago”; sometimes like yesterday. Today, my dad has been gone for thirty-six years; it is strange to realize I only had him for thirty-three. I thought about him a lot yesterday and what I would say in this post. I was surprised that the… Read more »
Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th and celebrates when the Second Continental Congress adopted Old Glory as the flag of the United States. The U.S. Army uses the same date to celebrate its birthday. Interestingly, the Army is two years older than the Flag. Notice I capitalized flag; that is because I’m talking about… Read more »
For many Memorial Day has become simply a time to cook out with friends and family and enjoy a Federal holiday… its true meaning or history has become misplaced in the confusion of these early days of the 21st Century. I fear it could even be lost. Some trace Memorial Day’s history as far back… Read more »
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be doing a book signing for LODESTAR, #34 in THE SURVIVALIST Series, at Fantastic Caverns on Saturday, June 17th from 10am to 3pm. The details are in the news release below. I hope to see you there!
Hi Folks, I’d like to tell you about a project Pam and I have been working on for about four years, called Elite Military Gifts. We’ve been working with a local sculptor, David Lynn, to design, hand sculpt and create a model of the military beret. I’m excited to announce that after all of this… Read more »
Hey folks, I’ll be doing a live radio interview tomorrow morning (April 27th) at 8:10 am (CST) on KSGF, 104.1 FM in Springfield, Missouri. I have been selected as the Author of the Week and we will be discussing the recently released LODESTAR, #34 in THE SURVIVALIST Series. LODESTAR highlights Springfield’s own Fantastic Caverns as… Read more »
For those of you who haven’t read Lodestar #34 yet, the cat is being let out of the bag! We’re pleased to announce the location of the second Rourke Retreat is Fantastic Caverns in Springfield, Missouri. The new Rourke Retreat needs to be equipped to handle over 100 people, including family and other necessary staff, to be able to survive a minimum of three years. Fantastic Caverns is the optimal place for the new Retreat. It has tens of thousands of usable square feet of living space, has crystal clear water fed by a perpetual, underground aquifer; and, in Lodestar, it has been forgotten by mankind and remains a secret to the world.
I am pleased to announce the publication of my new book Grandfather Speaks Again, the second in the Grandfather Speaks series. This book is extremely personal for me, but I think the truths Grandfather taught me will resonant with each of you. After all, we are all just people. We all experience fear, anger, sorrow… Read more »
We are excited to announce that LODESTAR, #34 in THE SURVIVALIST Series, is finally here! Fans of THE SURVIVALIST Series remember when a fireball destroyed St. Louis, a plane crashed and an odyssey began—almost 670 years ago. Now, unholy alliances are set to reshape the world to their view of evil perfection. Corrupt politicians, Neo-Nazis,… Read more »