Are We There Yet?

How many times did we, as kids, trapped in the back seat of cars, ask this question? And how many times have we heard it from our kids? America is saying “Vacation Time – yay!” again, as those brave enough to get vaccinated make the country safe for vacation travel. After a year of going…

How Will You Celebrate The Fourth of July?

Beach parties – a popular way to celebrate for at least 100 years- might be a tricky challenge in the U.S. Northeast this weekend. The threatening rainy weather may not be conducive to a day of fun in the sun. A few essential elements have always been a part of Independence Day celebrations – a…

‘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.…

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.…

“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…