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Small World

An excerpt from my work in progress memoir, Morgantown to San Francisco After the Peace Corps, when I was just getting started at WVU as Foreign Student Advisor, I learned that John Maxwell was teaching history. We had met as … Continue reading

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MORGANTOWN to SAN FRANCISCO

This is a memoir I am working on. Here is an excerpt: My world accelerated its ugly slid into intolerance, accompanied with violence. In September, 1963, just two months before my Peace Corps experience in Nigeria was over, Klu Klux … Continue reading

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Cruising the Acropolis: short stories from Sarvice Mountain

My latest book, available at Amazon.com Here are stories of: a ten-year-old boy ambushed in Vietnam; a gay lumberjack; a breast-fed Peace Corps baby; murder in Girls beer joint; and a genius named Juicy. You will also read of: gravity … Continue reading

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THE UNIVERSAL KINSHIP OF HUMANKIND by Perry Mann

THE UNIVERSAL KINSHIP OF HUMANKIND Genesis relates that a god created the earth, enhanced his creation with sky, clouds, stars, sun and moon; and in this setting, he populated it with a variety of species and crowned the creation with … Continue reading

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Quotes from Two Books

From Balkan Ghosts by Robert Kaplan: …the carrion stench of old people. Like any mistress, the West excites and fascinates us, but our relationship with it is episodic and superficial. (Concerning Greece) From Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux: …it … Continue reading

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The Pope Campaigns For His Job

Excerpt from my Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories order on amazon.com or from me at 1525 Hampton Road, Charleston, WV. Send $10 plus $3 postage. Cardinal Montini The soccer field was outlined with decorative potted palm trees and the school band … Continue reading

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Remembering Africa–Imagonna Book Review

ACTIVIST REMEMBERS AFRICA by Hugh Rogers “In March, 1961, the day after President Kennedy announced he was forming the Peace Corps, I called Washington and volunteered.” Julian Martin, now a well-known political activist, recalls those days in his newly published … Continue reading

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Latest Coincidence

First there was my daughter who was born in Emekuku, Nigeria taking a cab to the LA airport and the cab driver was from Emekuku. Small World And now there is the former fiancee of my former wife reading my … Continue reading

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Tamarack Accepts Imagonna

Dear Julian Congratulations! I am pleased to inform you that the following book has been accepted into the Tamarack System: Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories Robin Watson Artisan Services Coordinator

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Excerpts From An honest critic of Imagonna: Peace Corps Memories, my id has some trouble with it but…

(Authors note–I have a degree in Chemical Engineering from WVU 1959, thus the engineer reference  in the critic below.) ….I did sense the ambiance of an engineer.   Allow me to elaborate.  The engineers that I know, think linearly.   They make … Continue reading

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