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Huguenot Society

Working on my application to the National Huguenot Society. I descend from at least two Huguenots: Henri Cabanis and Guillaume/William Louis/Lewis. I have known about William Lewis through his grandson John Lewis for 40+ years, the Henri Cabanis lineage is a more recent discovery. I will try and join with Henri Cabanis first.

Masters Degrees

Well APUS has MA in History and MA in Military History.

MA in History has American History or Ancient and Classical History or European History. Others.

MA in Military History has American Revolution or Civil War or World War II. Others.

I have always loved History, my favorites from the two lists are BOLD.

Today’s Thought

I have been medically laid off by Boeing after returning to work there for a few more years. I am retired again! I keep putting in for online jobs to supplement our retirement income, but maybe I should just start writing like all of my heroes have done? Writers like: Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, Jack Kerouac, and many others.

Field of Dreams

Ray, people will come Ray. They’ll come to Iowa for reasons they can’t even fathom. They’ll turn up your driveway not knowing for sure why they’re doing it. They’ll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the past. Of course, we won’t mind if you look around, you’ll say. It’s only $20 per person. They’ll pass over the money without even thinking about it: for it is money they have and peace they lack. And they’ll walk out to the bleachers; sit in shirtsleeves on a perfect afternoon. They’ll find they have reserved seats somewhere along one of the baselines, where they sat when they were children and cheered their heroes. And they’ll watch the game and it’ll be as if they dipped themselves in magic waters. The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces. People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game: it’s a part of our past, Ray. It reminds of us of all that once was good and it could be again. Oh… people will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

To Thine Own Self Be True: How To Make A Writer — The Paltry Sum

My middle school headteacher wrote a little message in a book that I had collected the signatures and banal comments of my classmates before we all headed off to high school. It was the last time I would see most of them, and certainly never saw that kind old coot again, but the words he […]

To Thine Own Self Be True: How To Make A Writer — The Paltry Sum