Finished Works-Kindle Friendly
These are various finished pieces in HTML, Text and PDF formats. A few are part of the original USMC sub page included here as finished work. I was fortunate to get "The Blue Merkur" published back in the Nineties but I don't send out manuscripts. It is more enjoyable for me to publish to my site here. Safe to say, anything that gets into this section represents what I consider to be the good stuff. As of November 2010 there is one major project in the works, The Search For Tun Tavern the first seven [sample] chapters are being tightly edited, should be up by July 2017. I'd wanted to do a strong academic research piece which 'Tun' has fulfilled. So back to work and I hope you enjoy these finished pieces. If you email, on subject line please write one of the titles below. Thank you for visiting Taowriter5000.
The Search For Tun Tavern-sample chapter Here's the March 2018 Final Draft update of sample chapters. Cranking up for more work on Part 2, through 2018-19.
The Lesson A substitute teacher morphs into a drill master and teaches sleepy unsuspecting high school students a grueling lesson. (Inspired by Harry Allard and James Marshall's "Viola Swamp"..my children's favorite.
How to Find a Job Graduation Special for graduates without a silver spoon. Written in 2016- Lessons from my journey on the rocky road.
The Blue Merkur Reprinted from Antiques & Collecting Magazine, Chicago, Dec. 1993
Red Eye to Philadelphia A chance meeting on a night flight opens deep wounds.
The Party Marine privates seldom have such perspectives explored in this piece.
Vietnam:Day One (A Fourth of July story-1965)
Marcellus Shale Drilling in PA Editorial: Regulating the Marcellus Shale Industry and the State of Pennsylvania. PDF
The General I opened the newspaper one Thanksgiving morning and read an AP release that brought it all back.
Petition to Improve TreatmentsA 2015 petition, with post 911 wars forgotten, a tsunami of PTSD and TBI patients still seek treatment and relief for Military Service related injury and illness. The need for political action continues.
Greenland Style Kayak Restoration Back to the water for exercise. Restoration of a grungy used Greenland style kayak purchased in July 2019- will be a restoration project for remainder of the year 2019- Photos posted when I have it.