Book Orders

  For those who have asked where my books can be purchased, in addition to this website, my books can be purchased through many on-line sources. *Amazon is the number one carrier now, and ships all over the world. Paperback or Kindle. *Barnes & Noble on-line also carries my books. *Walmart on-line carries my books. […]

Mao & Me

                                  Friction in Hong Kong   With much interest, I have been following the riots and protests currently ravaging Hong Kong. Ever since the transition from British oversite to Communist Chinese control in 1997, one could sense the on- going tension between Hong Kong, long a bastion of capitalism and the free market, and […]

The Veteran’s Road

Kind of threw this one together for Veteran’s Day, 2019. I call it The Veteran’s Road.     I sleep in bits and pieces, and dream of days gone by. My dreams are of my days at war, which always seem close by.   My soul won’t let them go it seems, the dreams I […]

Guest Writer – George Dooley; B-17 Graveyard

                               Introduction   In June of this year, along with my friend George Dooley, I attended an air show in Port Angeles, Washington. My wife Ann and I had spent two weeks in the Pacific Northwest, taking in many fantastic sites while visiting George and his wife, Diane. (Reference earlier blog article Amtrak Empire Builder, […]

Guest writer – Tom Keating; A Convoy for an Elephant

                                       Introduction Tom Keating, a writer, served in the United States Army, Long Binh in the Republic of Vietnam, from 1969 to 1970.  He served with the 47th Military History Detachment, attached to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Logistical Command, and Headquarters Company, US Army Vietnam, (USARV) also in Long Binh. Twice awarded […]

Guest Writer – Penni Evans; Frozen in Bronze

                                     An Angel in Blue   This week’s guest writer is Penni Evans. Penni began writing poetry and short essays at the age of fifteen. Encouraged by her grandmother, Amah, herself a writer, Penni dreamed of far-away places and world travel. After she earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science, Penni volunteered for duty […]

Amtrak Empire Builder, to the Pacific Northwest

                      Planning a great trip   Ann and I recently took a railway trip to the Pacific Northwest. We visited our friends George Dooley and his wife, Diane Neubert who live near the town of Sequim, Washington. You cannot become a citizen of Sequim until you learn how to pronounce it properly, which I have […]

One Ticket to Paradise!

                 The Best laid plans of Men & Mice…… Okay, just a short blog for this Father’s Day, in honor of my late father, who was a good father and a good man. An article in today’s Kenosha News about another man’s father story, caught my attention.   His father was a good man also, […]

Joe’s most popular blogs….

  Many visitors to my website have inquired as to which blog story has been the most popular. Since the website has been up for five years now, it would seem that the older blogs would have the most views, but that is not always the case. Some of these blog articles have also been […]