Tag Archives: Peace Corps

From Morgantown to San Francisco

An excerpt from Morgantown to San Francisco, a memoir I am working on. My most recent book, Damn Yankee Buttons, is available on Amazon.com The Selma march was triggered by the Alabama state police murder of Jimmy Lee Jackson. Twenty-six-year-old … 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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I Am Reading

The Origin of Species  by Charles Darwin–easy to read, no kidding. The Olcott Correspondent by Jim Ryan. Jim is my barber in Alum Creek, West Virginia Just finished reading The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change and Basketball’s … Continue reading

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Remembering A Remarkable Man

May 15, 2015 Al Ulmer – A Remembrance It is just over a year now since Al died and I haven’t contributed to his memorial. It’s not that I didn’t know what to say. It’s that I didn’t know where … Continue reading

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Obituary worth reading

This obituary of my Peace Corps friend Al Ulmer is worth reading. It was written by his daughter Spring Ulmer. http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/burlingtonfreepress/obituary.aspx?n=albert-charles-ulmer&pid=170639717

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Al has always been the most alive person I have ever known.

I wrote this three years ago. Al was a Peace Corps friend. Norm Gary, another Peace Corps friend, said of Al’s life: Al has always been the most alive person I have ever known.  Although it has been even longer than … Continue reading

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