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Mojave Green

Of all my short fiction, one of my stories that is near and dear to me is “Mojave Green” which I originally wrote in 1988 for my MA Thesis at Western Illinois University. The story, which takes place in the small town of Adelanto, California outside of George AFB, is about an airman who finds […]

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The Panama Affair — The Soundtrack

It’s true that when I write, I often see a movie in a mind. And if I am seeing a movie in my mind, I need some music. At the same time, music from a particular period, such as the late 60s for Ice Cream Headache, also inspires me when I write. For The Panama […]

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And so it begins

On June 9, 1976, I started Air Force basic training. On June 9, 1980, I started classes at Southern Illinois University. On June 9, 1989, I arrived in Japan to teach English. Today I published The Panama Affair. Coincidence? I don’t think so. After almost two years of writing and revising and then writing and […]

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The End is Near

After almost two years of writing, revising, editing, and doing it all over again, my latest novel, The Panama Affair will soon see the light of day. It’s been quite the journey. In fact, this novel originally started out as a screenplay in the spring of 1980, just a few months before I got out of […]

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The Panama Affair — Coming Soon!

It’s such a thrill to say those two words, coming soon, when I am ready to publish another novel. I am very excited about my latest, The Panama Affair. Of all my books, this one was by far the hardest to write. A lot had to do with all the twists and turns in the plot as […]

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The Panama Affair — Coming Soon!

My new book, The Panama Affair will be out soon. The manuscript is still being edited and the cover design still needs to be finished. This is a rough draft of what the final design will look like. The genesis of this book dates back to 1980 when I was still in the Air Force […]

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The Panama Novel eclipses 60,000 words and counting

Today I reached another milestone: 60,000 words completed for the Panama novel. Realistically speaking, this novel will most likely end up being around 65,000-70,000 words depending on the final chapters. This photograph was taken right around the same time I was stationed at Howard Air Force Base. On the left is the hangar that I […]

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Panama Red — Panama, 1978

Trying out my best tough guy pose near Galliard Cut along the Panama Canal in June or July of 1978. I was stationed at Howard Air Force Base in the Panama Canal Zone from 1976-1978. Not so sure about keeping my hair length with 35-10 regulations, though. I’ve always looked back fondly on those two […]

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One of these days…

I’m going to have to get around to writing a book about the time I spent at Howard Air Force Base and Panama. I have a few essays here, “Crossing the Isthmus of Panama with Howard and Other Stories” but I haven’t been able to take these stories to the next level. I haven’t been […]

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Picture of the Day: The Ancon Inn — El Paraiso de los Hombres Solteros

The ink has faded with age, but not the memories I have of this club–the first club many service members checked out the first time they went to Panama City. I remember that there was a bus stop right in front of the door. You could hop, stagger, or stumble off the bus, right into […]

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