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“Wait for Me” Soundtrack

WASHINGTON, DC, 22 July 2021 — In discussions with readers of my memoir, “Wait for Me: True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll,” I’m learning that too few are accessing the website designed to complement the book. Go to www.waitformebook.com and listen, chapter after chapter, to the music that accompanied me during my […]

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Waitformebook.com Website Is LIVE

WASHINGTON, DC, 10 June 2021 — I write to announce the launch of our Waitformebook.com website as an exciting complement to the Wait for Me, True Stories of War, Love and Rock & Roll book. I believe the most enlivening component of the website is the Soundtrack. Chapter by chapter, the Soundtrack lists, and provides […]

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COMING SOON: Wait For Me

WASHINGTON, DC, 14 May 2021 — I haven’t posted about this project for the past few weeks because I’ve been busy with university business and with preparing the book for release. We’re almost there. I’m giving the manuscript a final review this weekend and plan to deliver it to the independent publisher next week. Depending […]

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The Reservoir

AMBRIDGE RESERVOIR, Pennsylvania — The Ambridge Reservoir was built in the 1950s to accommodate the water needs of nearby towns and villages in southwestern Pennsylvania, one of them being the town of the same name. Incorporated in 1905, Ambridge takes its name from the industry and the company upon which its inhabitants once thrived – […]

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I Never Liked El Salvador

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, 1989 — I never liked El Salvador. It had extracted too much blood from too many people and too many of its victims were my friends and colleagues. A tiny and overcrowded country, El Salvador had a menacing, sinister feel about it. Death squads prowled the streets at night and frantic, […]

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The Mills

From our vantage point in our 1956 Plymouth, the mills were black monsters, dinosaurs lounging along both sides of the river, coughing smoke and flames. My memories of them, and of this period of life with my family, are mostly black and white, with shades of gray in between. Almost never in color. The river […]

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