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 2016 Final Draft update of sample chapters. Cranking up for more work on this through Fall and Winter 2016-17.
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. 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)
Marcellus Shale Drilling in PA Editorial: Regulating the Marcellus Shale Industry and State of Pennsylvania. PDF
The General I opened the newspaper one Thanksgiving morning and read an AP release that brought it all back.