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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Wait for Me mock-up

WASHINGTON, DC, 27 May 2021 — I received the digital proofs of what Wait for Me will look like once printed. It’s got 359 pages and scores of images, in color as well as black & white. This computer-generated image gives an idea of the final product. I’m reviewing the proof and will advise on the […]

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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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My Mother Told Me: Go to War

NEW YORK, NY, 1983 — I waited to tell my mother during her visit to New York City. So I took her out to dinner on the last dying breath of my credit card, wanting to keep the intensity and the drama of the discussion within the accepted parameters of a restaurant full of people. […]

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