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  • There is a Time . . .

    I am following up my last post, “With Heavy Heart’ with a conclusion of sorts. That is, if conclusion is an appropriate way to describe my feelings of the moment. I am reminded of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 which be begins with the line “There is a …

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  • From the Heart

    As many of you know, the protagonist in my last few novels is a priest. Father Mickey Moran has been my favorite of many creations. The surname ‘Moran’ might have been inspired by a priest friend (Father Patrick J. Moran) who served here at Blessed …

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  • Home Again

    Saturday: 04/23/2016 Believe it or not, I left Naples (FL) at 5:00 am on Tuesday of this week and arrived back in Hibbing at 9:30 pm the following day. That’s 2082 miles in two days! By myself. What does that say about me? Crazy? O.C.D.? …

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  • News and Renews

    Friends and readers, My tenth novel-The Sacred Seal-has sold well in my local market. That is most pleasing. To those of you who have purchased/read the story, I’m hopeful you found it suspenseful and surprised at the end. That’s what I a murder-mystery should do. …

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  • Merry Christmas

    Friends and relatives and fellow Rangers everywhere. I’ll miss being home in Hibbing for Christmas again this year. I arrived at my Florida place on 12/01 and missed lots of mild December weather up North. I won’t say a word about the weather down here …

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  • The Sacred Seal

    I just got off the phone with the store manager of the Duluth Barnes and Noble store. In past years I have had book signings in the Duluth store . . . but not this year! I am told that November is ‘filled’ with corporate …

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  • Coming Soon

    I wish I could describe the thrill of writing a new story . . . but I can’t. And me being a writer? Perhaps ‘thrill’ or excitement works well enough. While writing, every day is a new adventure. I truly don’t know where the story …

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  • Looking Back

    This morning I did something I haven’t done in years–I walked back in time. It was fifteen years ago that I said good-bye to Hibbing High School and a legacy of sorts. In addition to teaching at the fabled high school, I coached and taught …

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  • Roots

    Finally a rainy morning. An opportunity for reflection on recent days and past years. Last night a group of friends–many going back nearly forty years–met at my place for our monthly book club meeting. As always, we discuss the chosen book as well as share …

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  • Summer: 2015

    How could I be so remiss in posting a ‘blog’ these past few months? Being too busy is a weak, but my only, excuse. It’s already the middle of June and I’ve been back home in Minnesota for over a month. Late April in Naples …

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