‘Weekends’ didn’t exist in the 1850s!

Of course, Saturdays and Sundays aren’t a new invention, but the concept of ‘weekend’ as we know it in the United States did not originate until the rise of the labor movement in the early 1900s. Unions formed and demanded shorter hours and more time off for workers to recuperate from their physically demanding jobs.…

A few of my favorite things…

I’m a fan of books and libraries. When compared to the severe impacts of Covid which affected almost everyone and everything, losing access to the library sounds petty. But for me, books have provided an oasis from the bad news — medical crises, economic devastation, and hopes & dreams quashed or postponed. The proliferation of…

My Author Interview Podcast Now Available!

My appearance on Wayne G. Barber Author Hour Podcast  is now available online. Just click the link, and hear my take on the writing process, peppered with the history and legends which spurred me to write.     Both nerve-wracking and fun, the live interview on the radio pushed me way out of my comfort zone.…

Feel the fear — and do it anyway

My grandson lives in Florida. When the family moved in 2020, the new house had a pool. Bonus! — given that public pools were closed due to COVID. Last summer, 4-year-old Patrick hated if his face even got wet. He would stand on tiptoes to make sure that his head was above the water line.…

“See You on the Radio!”

On Tuesday (May 25th) I will be the guest author on AUTHOR’S HOUR with Wayne Barber. Tune into 1380 on the AM dial or 99.9FM at 9:00am EDT to hear me talk about my award winning (!) books and author related Intellectual Property issues like obtaining copyright protection for your works of art. Don’t just…