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  • Gypsy Woman


    Swirling around and around danced the gypsy woman of my dreams. Long flowing skirt over tan-skinned legs jumping and frolicking under blue skies. Jingling silver necklace, bracelets, and earrings sing the licentious song. For her, men bare their muscles, pilfer… Read More ›

  • Back Home Again

    Stanford University

    It has been a long time since my last update, which was last year in November when I was living in the Middle East. Since that time I have moved to and settled in the United States and have continued… Read More ›

  • “After He Fell”


    The clump of battle fatigues fell, The retort of the AK-47 soaring into the sky. My fellow Marine and comrade’s chest Gaped open with a red river gushing out. His open eyes were arrows into my psyche, Piercing through life… Read More ›

  • Tribute to Fallen Marines


    Platoon inspection was set for 1300, and I knew that I had to do a thorough and good job at preparing my M-14 for the inspection. First Lieutenant Mark would be doing the inspection, and he is not the type… Read More ›

  • Beyond the Abyss


    The following is a passage from the novel in progress Beyond the Abyss in which the heroine, American Ambassador Judith Landers, is thinking, as she gets ready for a diplomatic reception, about the attentions she is getting from another diplomat…. Read More ›

  • Journey to Karachi


    I arrived in Karachi with the stomach bug I picked up from the roadside-stand greasy samosas I ate near Lahore. I had trouble in keeping anything down and needed a hotel room fast to get some rest for fear I… Read More ›

  • A Bit of Frankincense

    Sitting in my studio apartment here in Al Khobar on the shores of the Persian Gulf is a small plastic box measuring 4 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1½ inches deep and weighing 4 ounces. In it is… Read More ›

  • An Anecdote for Your Amusement


    It has occurred to me that some of my posts on the blog are about quite serious matters, so perhaps I should lighten up in a new blog and tell you about the writing I have produced that is on… Read More ›

  • Greetings!

    Greetings and salutations to all my readers. Am keeping busy at the end of the year working on the novel Beyond the Abyss (which is set in the Fiji Islands, Paris, Washington, D.C., Saudi Arabia, and Diego Garcia, among other… Read More ›


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