Category Archives: House United

Announcing the podcast series A HOUSE UNITED: Understanding America and Each Other

I’m privileged to announce I’ve been asked to be a featured guest on The Literary Round Table podcast for a special series of conversation entitled “A House United: Understanding America and Each Other.” “A House United” takes an in-depth, thoughtful … Continue reading

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America’s PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder has become an increasingly difficult challenge for the nation in the wake of three controversial and unpopular wars; Korea, Vietnam and Iraq. What soldiers thought they were fighting for and what they learned when they … Continue reading

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True Confessions

I’ve written and spoken at some length about writing this book over 15 years. One would think that over that time, I would have a pretty clear sense of what the book is about. Think again. I was invited to … Continue reading

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The Flag

Several people have asked me recently what my thoughts are about the Confederate flag controversy. It occurred to me that there is no better explanation than in the following excerpt from the book. “In a room across the house, away … Continue reading

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Coming Home

I received a letter recently from a woman who had read my novel, THE ONES THEY LEFT BEHIND. In it, she thanked me for writing the book, in part because it spurred her to go back into her family history. … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots

I’m sure we remember the drawing exercise we did as children, the one where we connected a seeming maze of dots on a piece of paper. We didn’t know where we were going, but once we finished, we saw a … Continue reading

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Follow the Money, Part II

In my previous post, I commented on a post by Andrew Schmookler regarding his view that Republicans bear the primary responsibility for the partisan gridlock that grips our national discourse and paralyzes the working of the people’s business, i.e. government. I … Continue reading

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