Category Archives: Scratch Pad

What Do You Chose?

President Biden’s address to the nation and its emphasis on unity and resolution of differences suggested to me that Americans had many choices that will determine the fate of our democracy. For us to work together to solve the many … Continue reading

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Union Troops Protect Washington

The images of U. S. troops resting in the capitol remined me of another time when Union soldiers were garrisoned in government buildings in Washington. These excerpts from Teacher of Civil War Generals – Major General Charles Ferguson Smith, Soldier … Continue reading

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Former NFL Players Write Children’s’ Books

Congratulations to Martellus Bennett and Malcolm Mitchell for writing books which encourage children to want to read. Their efforts are very important to all authors because the children to read Bennett and Mitchell’s stories become adult readers and potential customers. … Continue reading

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YouTube Interview by Samantha O’Daniel

Please see my YouTube interview about writing. Order the print copy of Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy Order the E-book copy of Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy

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Quotes from Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy

“It is, Sir, as I have said, a small college. And yet there are those who love it.” – Daniel Webster about Dartmouth College “… when I called him to that station I was almost a stranger to him personally, … Continue reading

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Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy

I am pleased to announce that Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy is now available on Amazon. Paperback Edition – check out the preview Kindle Edition – check out the preview using an e-reader Over the next few months, … Continue reading

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Progress Report and Petition

Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy is nearing the final stages. I don’t know the exact publishing date. If you want a copy please see Ebenezer Allen – Statesman, Entrepreneur, and Spy on the Waldorf Publishing site. Meanwhile, I … Continue reading

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Writers and the First Amendment

There is a reason America’s Founding Fathers placed the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment ahead of other amendments in the Bill of Rights. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; … Continue reading

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What About Post-1865 Heroes?

There seems to be an idea supported by President Trump that we should not change the names of U.S. military bases.  I question the belief that the names of these bases are etched in stone never to change and that … Continue reading

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Wrong Again – Please Read History

In the last few days, I have read two erroneous statements made about the Emancipation Proclamation and Union soldiers fighting to end slavery. In an article about Juneteenth, a reporter wrote that on June 19, 1865, that Union General Granger … Continue reading

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