24 Feb 2017

President Trump has a serious problem with the American intelligence community and vice versa. Unless he improves his adversarial relationship with the leaders of that community his political problems are going to get worse, much worse.

             How did it come to t...

9 Jan 2017

            Every author knows for authentic writing, one must live the writer's life. Before my fingertips touch the keyboard, I don my white turtle-neck sweater and tweed smoking jacket with leather elbow patches, an ensemble featured on a thousand book back covers....

25 Aug 2016

From a blog for BookDaily.com

We novelists are advised, ad nauseam, to; choose an extant genre or sub-genre, read manically in our chosen domain, and then give birth to books eerily similar to others we've just read.  Isn't this classic zombie behavior, creepily using t...

29 Jul 2016

This account will be featured in a new, non-fiction book out this fall by Stephen Coontz, author of The Flight of the Intruder and many other techno-thrillers.

            The Vietnam War was not going well. The Dragon's Jaw was biting hard, devouring American planes an...

19 Jul 2016

From a presentation to the Hughes Aircraft Retirees Association

            After 375 combat missions in the F-4 Phantom and having demonstrated a history of logging exactly the same number of landings as take-offs, I was posted to the USAF Fighter Weapons School at Nel...

9 Jul 2016

(Lots of History Occurred in the Past) - Yogi Berra

From a presentation to the French Club of Paso Robles on Bastille Day.  I did the presentation, not Yogi Berra.

Aide-mémoire pour Le 14 Juillet

Le Jour de La Bastille

            Tout le monde sait que le quatorze juillet...

25 Jun 2016

This article first appeared in MiG Sweep Magazine, albeit without the occasional translations to American English.

            In the mid-1970’s I was a fighter pilot on exchange duty from the USAF, seconded to the Royal Air Force.  I was assigned as a fighter weapons i...

13 Jun 2016

Posted in Out and About with Mary Kay, 21 June 2015

While writing my new novel, The Pilot; Fighter Planes and Paris, I embarked on a night time quest in the City of Light to visit some of Ernst Hemingway's old haunts, those he experienced during the 1920's Lost Genera...

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