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Thoughts from Long Ago
I. Quintus Horatius Flaccus, 65 to 8 BC (temporarily  withdrawn)
II. Marcus Tullius Cicero, 106 to 43 BC

Working Class Hero (my father), 1884-1954
I. Jim’s education
II. The price of progress
III. Jim in Argentina
IV. A devoted father

Childhood in Wheeling, 1930s
I. Hairstyles for a young man
II. The river
III. Laundry days
IV. Summer evenings
V. The Island in winter
VI. Epilogue: After Wheeling Revised


Alaska, 1952
A restless glacier
Project soda straw

Nevada, 1955
Atomic testing

Svalbard, 1955
Arriving in style: West Germany
Arctic hunting: Svalbard
Bear Island, Svalbard
Spy ship

A Vietnam experience, 1966
The preliminaries
The main event
Letters from the front

Iran, 1967
I. Welcome to Bandar Abbas
II. Kerman

Alaska, 1977
An Alaskan post script


Enamel and metal arts
I. World askew
II. Healing fragrance
III. Alpha and omega
IV. Scorpion fish
V. Moon checkers
VI. Working with metals
VII. Long interest, short career
VIII. Design with nature: Birds
IX. High-firing experiments
X. More boxes, dishes, and mementos
XI. Design with nature: Fish and shellfish
XII. Design with nature: Flowers and butterflies
XIII. Design with nature: MORE birds
XIV. Grand finale


My introduction to politics

Published letters 
Capital, labor, and government create wealth
Education under attack
Another view of Obama’s policy (Syria)
Civics 101: Continuing resolutions
Environment work by Nixon … Reagan
… about Titanic survival
Press freedom and the Daily Progress
Tate misses the point (Republican legacy)
Logic should drive pipeline debate
Communication … needed during pipeline debate
Is armor-piercing ammunition needed?
Finding a balance on the Second Amendment
Quinn’s letter off base (support of Republicans)
Something to consider (response to ISIS)


Once upon a blog (temporarily withdrawn)
Vietnam ‘66
Enamel art: An appreciation


Hospital care: A caution
A historic letter
A personal note: My dear son Philip

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