Unraveling the Myth: history, myth & fantasy

  • March 21: Shameless Promo

    Think of this novel as my way of making love to the largest number of people possible. Note the turn of her head. This is actually me on the shore of Crete taking the photo with my tripod, and I had to quickly cross rock to get into position. My son then turned “me” in…

  • America the Beautiful

    A commentary I wonder how many of us have seen all the words to America the Beautiful, or know much about the song itself. The saddest to me is the last line of it. Photo is of a Black college in 1913. Katharine Lee Bates wrote the original version in 1893. She wrote the 2nd…

  • March 16

    One of the biggest myths to unravel is that of the Republican Party, and I’m putting out a 3rd edition of From Lincoln to Trump when Trump is finally out of their picture. I still hear people say that the Dems are racists, because the Republicans freed the slaves. But did they really? Everyone was…

  • March 13

    I should say a few words about volunteering. I am probably an expert on the topic now, having failed out of so many of them. This last weekend was a retreat for state Democratic county officials, such as chair persons and others on the board, so I went, thinking I could learn a thing or…

  • March 9

    You can call me superwoman. I doubt too many could walk away from a fall down eight cement steps. Today I’d like to share my take on the Jeffrey Dahmer story. There’s been criticism against Netflix for even putting something like this together, for seemingly “glorifying” a monster like Dahmer. I live in Wisconsin, and…

  • March 8

    Here’s an updated editorial to what I wrote after the Philadelphia conference in January, with added information about applying for their conference in San Francisco and the contacts I’d tried to make. This is especially informative if you are an educator, or if you’re an independent historian looking to make waves. I’ve been thinking about…

  • Synchronicity

    Defined: the simultaneous occurrence of events which appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection Movie poster from a 2015 film. This word, and this concept, was first introduced by psychology guru Carl Jung, who put the ‘soul’ back in psychology. Case in point: I had to postpone an eye doctor appointment until today,…

  • March 4

    On the mend from having a back tooth pulled rather than getting a root canal. Now maybe my face will start looking the same on both sides. Yeah, day after shooting in Chicago – what a difference a day makes! Healing is going well, hoping I don’t get addicted to codeine! Here’s a treat for…

  • The Commercial

    GIG IS ON! Now if only I can get to Chicago on time … I’ll be a STAR! Tune in Friday for all the details! I haven’t made a commercial in over a year, and that’s partly because last year I had two jobs and scheduled volunteer work, nary a day free. Are you tuned…

  • February 27:

    “I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people are forced to eat what they kill, there would be no more war.” Abbie Hoffman, in Revolution for the Hell of It I’m reading the above to add more color to my novel ‘Dinner at Marshall Fields’ because they both include the riots at the 1968 Democratic National…

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