Memories of the Hungarian Revolution

In October 1956, I was just about to turn eight years old. We had just purchased the first television ever in our household, which, at the time, had an antenna, a bunch of tubes, and frequently went out of service so that we had to call a repairman to fix it. The set was humungous….

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War–What is it Good For? Absolutely NOTHING!

Turn on the news. Pick up a newspaper. What’s the top story? Will Vladimir Putin actually invade Ukraine? Will the 100,000-plus troops he’s sent to surround Ukraine begin moving in on the country he considers to be part of Russia? Is his goal to re-create the old Soviet Union? I mean, he’s already taken Crimea….

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Work Refiner

As part of my journey in book publishing, I discovered an amazing service known as Word Refiner. I spent a week with the proprietor, Mark Schultz, responding to questions and doing an online interview with him. Mark is a great resource for authors. His website, www.wordrefiner.com, has many links to blogs I’d never heard about,…

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RRBC Blog Tour

I’ve had a lot of fun this week, doing a blog tour with the incredible group I’ve recently joined, RRBC. They also chose Empty Seats as their May book of the month. If you’re a writer, this is a terrific group for you to join. They are so supportive and knowledgeable. I wish I had…

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Vamos Gatos

I’ve been in radio broadcasting for more than 40 years. I did radio news for several years and had the opportunity to interview people such as Warren Spahn and many political leaders, both in New York state and Massachusetts. I’ve done my folk music program, “The Hudson River Sampler,” on WAMC since September 18, 1982,…

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Latest Review for Empty Seats

On a hot summer day in Elburn, Illinois, as we celebrate the birth of our sixth grandchild (five boys and a girl now), I received this great review for Empty Seats from Chick Lit Cafe. Please check them out. They have wonderful book selections and reviews.

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Icing on the Knee

I’m way behind on my writing these days. My brain’s in a fog because every now and then I need to take pain medicine–especially when I need to go to physical therapy. I had a total knee replacement about a month ago on my left knee. In 2016, I had the same procedure on my…

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